Thousands flee Eachilampattu, Palchenai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 December 2006, 08:49 GMT]
Hundreds of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim families started fleeing villages surrounding Eachilampattu border area into SLA and LTTE controlled territory as thousands of refugees from Palchenai and Verugal areas north of Batticaloa district started fleeing towards Vaharai, where Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers engaged in aerial bombardment in an attempt to block civilians from reaching Vaharai.

Sri Lanka Army had asked the Police in Kantalai to send busses to border area to transport IDPs from border villages south of Trincomalee district towards Kantalai.

Indiscriminate artillery barrage from Sri Lanka Army from Kallar SLA camp and Punanai camp, continued towards Palchenai and Verugal areas north of Batticaloa district, refugees reaching Vaharai said.


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