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SRI LANKA ARMY SITUATION REPORT As at UTC 1030 (1600) 07 June 2006

June 7, 2006

ARMY DENIES PRESSURE MINE BLAST

Sri Lanka Army categorically denies the June 7th dated TamilNet report, which alleged that Sri Lanka Army troopers had moved beyond their government controlled areas and exploded a pressure mine targeting a tractor with civilians who were on their way to VADAMUNAI village from KIRAN.
The Army called the report a total fabrication since the SLA never moved beyond Government controlled areas as stated in that untrue report..

LTTE Once Again Fire At Muhamalai FDL

JAFFNA: TROOPS DEPLOYED IN THE MUHAMALAI Forward Defence Line (FDL) received a shower of LTTE terrorist small arms fire Tuesday (06) night around 7.00 p.m.
However, LTTE firing continued for some time and failed to produce any injuries or damages to the Security Forces.

LTTE Terrorists Throw Hand Grenades At Security Forces

MANNAR: LTTE TERRORISTS TUESDAY (06) threw two Hand Grenades at a security point at BMC Junction, MANNAR around 7.15 p.m.
One grenade exploded causing injuries to three soldiers and a Police Constable on duty at the post.
The wounded were evacuated to the hospital for treatment.
The matter was informed to the SLMM.   
The MANNAR Police commenced investigations.

Civil Security Guard Shot And Killed By LTTE

BATTICALOA: A SECURITY GUARD, attached to a civil security firm serving at the main entrance to the BATTICALOA hospital was shot to death by LTTE pistol men on Tuesday (06) around 3.40 p.m. while he was on duty.
The victim, SIVALINGAM RAJINI KADAN (26) died on the spot before he was evacuated for treatment.
Meanwhile, LTTE terrorists on Tuesday (06) around 10.15 a.m. launched a fire attack with four rounds of 40mm grenades and small arms fire towards the KIRAN Army detachment in BATTICALOA.
Terrorists however fled the area amidst retaliatory fire of the Security Forces.

Troops Recover More Hand Grenades

WELIKANDA : TROOPS ON ROUTINE PATROL on Tuesday (05) recovered an abandoned Hand Grenade from a nearby  bush in BOGEGODA-ARU, SURIYAWEWA, closer to SINHAPURA, WELIKANDA around 10.15 a.m..
The Bomb Disposal squad of the Army defused the Hand Grenade.
The WELIKANDA Police commenced investigations.

Suspects With Remote Controllers Arrested

PUTTUR : TROOPS ON TUESDAY (06) conducting  road sentry duties in PUTTUR, JAFFNA  arrested two suspects carrying 15 remote control devices with them.
Troops and the Police strongly suspect that those devices were to be used by LTTE terrorists for detonation of explosives against troops and the Police.
The suspects were handed over to the ACHCHUVELI Police for further investigations.
          
LTTE Cowardly Attacks Continue Mingling With Crowds

JAFFNA : ONE SOLDIER ON PICKET DUTIES IN AMMAN junction, JAFFNA received injuries on Tuesday (06) when a group of LTTE men threw a Hand Grenade at them around 10.45 a.m..
LTTE men after mingling with civilians threw the hand grenade towards the soldier on duty and vanished immediately after the explosion.
The injured soldier was admitted to the PALALY Army base hospital for treatments.
Meanwhile, LTTE terrorists have lobbed two more hand grenades at a static sentry point deployed in MANNAR town Tuesday (06) around 7.15 p.m. and injured three soldiers and one Police Constable.
Three soldiers and one Police Constable on duty sustained injuries following the explosion of the grenade and they were evacuated to MANNAR hospital for treatment.
All those violations of the Cease-Fire Agreement (CFA) were reported to the SLMM.

School-Teacher Dragged Out Of Bus & Shot

VALAICHCHENAI: A SCHOOL-TEACHER, who opposed Tamil Tiger (LTTE) conscription of school children in VALAICHCHENAI area was shot and seriously injured by a suspected Tamil Tiger pistol man late night on Tuesday (06).
The victim, YOGARAJAH SATEESHWARAN (24), who had received serious head injuries after Tamil Tigers hit him after he was dragged out of the bus, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the BATTICALOA hospital.
SATHEESHWARAN was traveling on a VALAICHCHENAI-VAKARAI bus when the assailant who was following him blocked the furthers passage of the bus, dragged him out of the bus and shot him at close range.
The VALAICHCHENAI Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

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