Ratwatte visits Vanni

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Anurudha Ratwatte visited the forward areas of Operation Jeyasikurui today and discussed the situation with the commanders.

Later on in the day the minister went to the eastern port town of Trincomalee and had discussions with the commanders there, said SLA sources.Commanders of the all three forces accompanied the minister, they said.

Meanwhile sources in the northern town of Vavuniya, 37 k.m south of Mankulam, said that there are no recent changes in the travelling route towards Vavuniya from the Western Vanni along the Moonru Murippu junction, situated west of Mankulam.

Travellers who arrived in Vavuniya from Thunukkai said that sounds of mortar and small arm fire could be heard in the general area of Mankulam today.


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