SLA advance in Jaffna repulsed - Radio

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers said in its night news broadcast today that the Liberation Tigers had counter attacked and stalled an attempt by the Sri Lankan army to move into the Kudaththanai and Amban areas in Vadamaradchi east in Jaffna yesterday.

The army had indiscriminately shelled the villages when their advance was thwarted by the LTTE said the radio.

Asokan Atputharani, three months pregnant was killed by SLA's mortar fire which was directed on her village. The army had taken away the woman's body when it retreated from the area the VOT said.

The Tigers have become increasingly active in Jaffna's southeastern coast and its narrow hinterland in recent months.

The SLA which is hard pressed for manpower is unable to establish camps in the area and dominate it.

Earlier, the army was able to routinely patrol Vadamaradchi east. But since beginning of this year, the Liberation Tigers, according to SLA sources in Jaffna, have acquired enough fire power to stop the army from entering the area.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1109