LTTE continues mortar attacks aimed at Omanthai
VAVUNIYA: The Omanthai entry/exit point remained closed amid
sporadic mortar attacks by the LTTE yesterday. ICRC personnel at the
checkpoint also withdrew. Over 20 LTTE cadres were killed and many more
others injured since Wednesday in east of Madhu, Vavuniya.
According to Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe six
more LTTE cadres bodies killed in the Madhu area were handed over to the
Vavuniya hospital yesterday.
“The Security Forces repulsed the LTTE mortar and artillery attacks
killing over 20 LTTE cadres and injuring many others since Wednesday in
Madhu area,” the Brigadier told the Daily News.
He said Omanthai entry/exit point remain closed due to the LTTE
sporadic artillery attack.
“We have requested the ICRC officials to negotiate with the LTTE to
stop attacking the Omanthai entry/exit point in order to allow the
civilian movement and food items and other commodities for the civilians
needs,” he added.
The LTTE faced heavy damages and severe defeat in Vanni. “In the last
four months more than 541 LTTE cadres were killed and many others
injured in the Vanni area,” Brigadier Samarasinghe pointed out.