SLMM, SLA escort LTTE women cadres from Batticaloa to Vanni

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 September 2003, 12:23 GMT]
One hundred fifty women cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) led by the Special Commander of the LTTE Batticaloa-Amparai district Ms Nilavini left Batticaloa Monday morning to Vanni region in two buses escorted by members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and officials of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), security sources in Batticaloa said.

They are to attend the Thamileelam Women Resurgence day celebration scheduled to be held on September 10 and the sixteenth remembrance day of Second Lieutenant Malathi at LTTE held Vanni region.

LTTE women

They left LTTE headquarters "Thenaham" in LTTE held area Karadianaru Monday morning around 8.30 a.m. and were received by the monitors of the SLMM in Batticaloa and commanders of the Sri Lanka Army at Karuththapalam in Chenkaladi around nine a.m, SLMM sources said.

Batticaloa LTTE leaders Ram and Varathan joined others assembled in Chenkaladi to give send-off to the LTTE women group.

LTTE women
(Photo: Ravi)

The two buses taking LTTE women cadres were given escort by SLA armored vehicles upto Habarana junction on the Colombo Trincomalee trunk road. The head of the Batticaloa SLMM handed them over to the Vavuniya SLMM monitors who were waiting with army escort at Habarana to taken them to Vanni, sources said.

LTTE women
(Photo: Ravi)


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