Children used for LTTE human shield
Ground troops determined to liberate Vakarai civilians
The LTTE is holding children and elders at two
schools housing IDPs using them as a human shield to fire at the
Security Forces in uncleared Vakarai area. "These civilians are
being forcibly held by the LTTE cadres at the Vikneshwaran
Vidyalayam and Tamil Maha Vidyalayam so that they would not flee and
keep their human shield intact," spokesman for the Media Centre for
National Security Major Upali Rajapaksa told the Daily News.
Essentials sent for Eastern IDPs
The Government yesterday allocated Rs 1.5
million to provide emergency relief to around 3,200 civilians who
have been displaced due to recent LTTE attacks on Eastern villages.
Biggest ever counterfeit currency racket bared
The CID has busted the biggest ever counterfeit
foreign currency racket in Sri Lanka when its officers arrested two
persons including an Indian national following the detection of
gunny bags full of forged Indian currency notes from a partially
constructed house in Mattakkuliya.