SLA soldier captured in LTTE controlled Muttur village

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 April 2005, 10:43 GMT]
A soldier of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), armed with a rifle and a compass, was arrested Saturday morning around 11 AM by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The arrest took place in the village of Thanganagar in Muttur east, an LTTE controlled area south of the Trincomalee district.

Mr.S.Elilan, LTTE Trincomalee district political head, told that he has brought the matter to the notice of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM).

The soldier, identified as Siriwardene, is now in the custody of the LTTE, Mr.Elilan said.

Soldiers of the SLA and the LTTE are allowed to wander only within 50 meters from their own Forward Defence Lines (FDLs), according to the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA).

 

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