STF, LTTE clash in Batticaloa, Tiger cadre killed

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 August 2006, 08:34 GMT]
Sri Lanka Special Task Force (STF) troopers and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres manning the Forward Defence Line (FDL) positions in Vellaveli, clashed Sunday morning around 5:15 a.m. Mortar shells were fired towards LTTE FDL and the surrounding villages as a group of STF troopers attempted to move inside the LTTE territory, said LTTE Batticaloa District Poliitcal Head Daya Mohan. A Liberation Tigers cadre was kiled and two STF troopers were wouned in the clash that lasted for more than 45 minutes. Vellaveli is located 25 km southeast of Batticaloa.

"The STF attempt to move inside our territory, beyond the no-go zone was defeated," Mr. Daya Mohan said.

Police sources identified the wounded STF troopers as M. Sanjeeva, 32, and Sumith Tharmarajapakse, 38.

The traffic through Paddiruppu bridge and Ambilanthurai ferry entry points were blocked by the Sri Lankan forces.

Meanwhile, civil sources said that the clash had prompted civilians to flee inwards the LTTE controlled area as STF troopers were firing shells towards Thumpankerni, Thikkodai, Ganthipuram near Vellaveli from Kaluwanchikudy STF camp.

Around 180 families moved into Thumpankerni Tamil school seeking refuge from the shell attack.

Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) volunteers were assisting the displaced people at Thumpankerni school, according to Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian P. Ariyanenthiran.

Vellaveli was under Sri Lanka Army (SLA) occupation for a number of years before it was captured by LTTE in 1995.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 500 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
07.04.19 23:39  
Employment discrimination in educational sector in East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=19214