SLA intensifies artillery, MBRL fire on LTTE territory
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 17:50 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intensified artillery and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher attacks into Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) territory from Palaly military base and the 52-4 Brigade headquarters in Varani, Thenmaradchi, Tuesday evening around 6:00 p.m. Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, S. Kajendran, charged that the SLA is continuing attacks in Nagarkovil and Muhamalai areas to avoid re-opening the A9 landroute to Jaffna.
Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Selvarajah Kajendran
Mr. Kajendran charged that the Sri Lankan forces in Jaffna were trying to project the Muhamalai and Nagarkovil FDL area as a "war zone".
"Sri Lanka Army is in offensive mindset," he said adding that the there was an "agenda of aggression" behind the "conduct of armed forces" in Jaffna.
"The aggression is continuing despite the call from the International Community to cease violence and create condusive atmosphere for the peace process."
Meanwhile, informed sources in Kilinochchi said the Tigers have invited the Head of Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission on Wednesday for a crucial followup meeting in Kilinochchi on the ground situation.