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SRI LANKA ARMY SITUATION REPORT

June 5, 2006

LTTE Fire At Troops Repulsed

JAFFNA: SUNDAY (04) around 12.15 p.m. troops at NAVAKKULI junction, JAFFNA were fired upon by LTTE however LTTE attackers withdrew when troops began retaliation.
Later, troops recovered two T-56 magazines, 27 ammunition and 07 electric detonators left behind by fleeing terrorists.
Again around 1.00 p.m. troops conducted a search in UDUVIL area JAFFNA on information received from civilians.
During the search troops recovered one T-56 weapon, two magazines, 56 ammunition and two hand grenades from the area.

Soldier Injured In LTTE Hand Grenade Attack Dies At Hospital

COLOMBO: SOLDIER WHO WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL after being injured in LTTE hand grenade explosion Saturday (03) at BMC junction, MANNAR succumbed to injuries at the COLOMBO National Hospital today (04) early morning.
The victim, Private B.A.D.U.N. DE SILVA from BADULLA was on duty at the time he sustained injuries in LTTE hand grenade explosion.
(See Situation Report 03 June 2006)

Youth Escapes LTTE Detention & Surrenders To Police

AMPARA: A 21 YEAR OLD YOUTH who escaped LTTE detention has surrendered to the POTHUVIL Police station for protection Saturday (03) around 5.30 p.m..
He had been abducted from THIRUKKOVIL area on 21 March by the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) and taken to un-cleared areas for conscription.
Later he had been detained at a place near KACHCHIKUDIYARU LTTE camp where Tamil Tigers chained and tortured him after he refused to comply the LTTE demand.
However, on 28 May the victim has managed to escape from the LTTE and reached the Police Saturday (03).
He has further told that there are 13 more persons chained by the LTTE since they have rejected to join the organization.
The SLMM was informed.
The Police investigations are on.
(Name and particulars of the surrendee are withheld for questions of Human Rights and obvious security reason)

Civilians Refused To Pay Ransom To LTTE Killed

BATTICALOA: LTTE TERRORISTS gunned down two civilians at KALUWANKERNI, BATTICALOA Saturday (03) around 9.10 p.m..
Investigations revealed that the two victims, E.SITTARAVEL (42) and NALLIAH WIMALENDRAN, were killed by LTTE since they refused paying ransom to LTTE when they were in un-cleared areas.
The SLMM was informed.


LTTE’s Illegal Timber Business revealed

BATTICALOA: ON INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM CIVILIANS, troops with the assistance of Police arrested two tractor loads of timber that were being illegally transported today (04) early morning at VANDAMAOOLAI, BATTICALOA.
Six suspects traveling in tractors were also arrested.
LTTE has been engaged in the lucrative business of felling huge trees for timber in un-cleared areas, according to the arrested persons.

Six Prisoners Escape Prison

BATTICALOA: SIX PRISONERS INCLUDING TWO LTTE CADRES escaped from the prison today (04) around 7.10 a.m..
An immediate search is being carried out to net the escapee.
Investigations into incident are under way.

LTTE Kill Bus Depot Security Officer

BATTICALOA: TWO MOTORBIKE-RIDING LTTE GUNMEN shot and killed the security guard of the VALAICHCHENAI Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) depot Saturday (03) evening around 8.00 p.m..
Tamil Tigers who had gone there for some undisclosed purposes became angry when they were refused entry into the bus depot premises and wanted to enter by force.
When the security guard, VAIDYALINGAM MUJEEWARAN (26), resisted, Tamil Tigers shot him dead on the spot.
Another civilian, SIDAMBARAM MOKULAN (20), who was at the place of the incident at that time received injuries and was admitted to hospital.
The SLMM was informed.
Police investigations are on. 

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