LTTE kills fisherman
PUTTLAM: LTTE terrorists killed a fisherman and severely injured
another in the seas North of Baththalangamuwa off Kalpitiya yesterday,
the National Security Media Centre said.
Acting on complaints by some fishermen that the LTTE was forcing them
to engage in unlawful activities such as transporting drugs, arms and
ammunition and being harassed at sea, Navy boats rushed to the area and
found a number of fishing boats abandoned.
Among them was a body of a fisherman and another with serious
The Media Centre said the Navy had reported that nets and other
fishing equipment had been damaged by the fleeing terrorists.
The Navy also confirmed that five Tiger boats fled towards
Kudiramalai North, sources added.