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Tigers continue their killings

June 5, 2006

Several minor incidents were reported yesterday in North and East including recovery of weapons and ammunition by the security forces.

A group of army road patrol units came under LTTE small arms firing at Navakkuli in Jaffna around 12.15pm yesterday.

No casualties were reported though army retaliated when the armed terrorists attacked. They eventually fled the area. The soldiers have found two T-56 magazines, 27 ammunition and seven detonators belonging to the cadres.

Meanwhile in Uduwil, Jaffna the security forces recovered a T-56 rifle and two magazines, ammunition and a hand grenade yesterday morning. The weapons belonging to the suspected LTTE cadres were recovered on a tip off from a civilian.

On Saturday the rebels had shot dead two civilians in Kaluwankarni in Batticaloa for allegedly not paying extortion money to the Tigers in the uncleared areas. The victims have been identified as E Sittarawel (42) and Nallaiya Wimalendran (32). Walachcheni police have reported the incident to SLMM.

Two armed cadres of the LTTE pistol gang gunned down a security guard attached to the Walachcheni Bus Depot on Saturday around 8.30pm. The victim identified as Vaidyalingam Mujeewaram (26) was killed on the spot while a bystander was also injured and had been rushed to hospital.

A 21-year-old male youth who escaped from LTTE camp in Kachchikudiaru had surrendered to Pothuvil police on Saturday. The victim who had been abducted in Tirukkovil area had fled the camp on last 28.

Two tractors transporting millions of worth timber transferring from a rebel governed area in Wanadarmulla, Batticaloa was taken into custody at a police roadblock yesterday early hours.

The transporters had revealed that the LTTE backed business had been carried out for a longtime and had earned millions of rupees.  -By Kurulu Kariyakarawana

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