Conflicting claims over Chavakachcheri

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 September 2000, 18:08 GMT]
Heavy fighting has been continuing between the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers in the Chavakachcheri sector in the Thenmaradchi Division from early hours Sunday said sources in Jaffna. The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry told reporters that government troops have captured the key town of Chavakachcheri in a military operation which commenced around 8 a.m. However, the Liberation Tigers said that government troops had entered the outskirts of the town and heavy fighting was raging.

A statement issued by Sri Lanka's Special Media Information Centre said Sunday that SLA troops have captured the key town of Chavakachcheri. Four soldiers, including an officer were killed and 43 were wounded in Sunday's fighting, according to the statement.

However, official LTTE sources in London said Sunday night that heavy fighting was continuing in the area as troops who entered the outskirts of Chavakachcheri town met fierce resistance.

 

Latest 15 Reports
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
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5417