News in Brief:

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 October 1999, 04:05 GMT]
Para militaries advised against fighting each other, Food convoys to Vanni resume, Minister visits Vanni war fronts.

Para militaries advised against fighting each other

Brigadier Tissa Jayawardena the co-ordinating officer of Vavuniya advised the para military groups in the area to develop a cordial relationship among themselves and asked them to avoid inter-group fighting, in a meeting held yesterday at the Vanni army head quarters, said sources.

The meeting was convened by the co-ordinating officer.

He told the Tamil groups that the elections were around the corner, and that they have to engage themselves in political activities and avoid collecting taxes from the public.

Brigadier Tissa Jayawardene, Lt. Fernando, Mathikaran Regan Asst Dist. Secy, and Raveendran Ashok Cheddikulam area secretary of the EPRLF, Nirmal the district organiser and another member from the EPDP, Rangan and Ganesharajah from PLOTE and Thangan from TELO attended the meeting.


Food convoys to Vanni resume

Ninteen lorries carrying foodstuff went in a convoy to the Vanni area held by the Liberation Tigers yesterday, said government officials.

The food convoy service resumed after a week they added.

S. Ragunathapillai, the Addtional Government Agent in Vavuniya said, permission has been granted for 300 civilians to travel to the areas held by the LTTE tomorrow.


Minister visits Vanni war fronts

Deputy Minister of Defence, General Anurudha Ratwatte, visited the war fronts in the Vanni yesterday with service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, said sources.

The Minister came to Vavuniya and met Major General Vasantha Perera, the Commandar for the Vanni region, at the Vanni head quarters, who briefed the Minister on the prevailing situation.

Later the Minister visited Oddusuddan area to the war fronts and had discussions with the field commanders and soldiers, said sources.

The Minister returned to Colombo in the afternoon.

 

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=4101