Fighting Raging in Northern Jaffna
From LAcNet special correspondent in Sri Lanka.
Government troops and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fought pitched
battles east of Vadamarachi last night, when troops broke out their forward
defence lines to launch a limited operation.
The military's official arm, the Operational Headquarters spokesman in
Colombo said that they were awaiting for reports from the wart-torn
Thousands of Refugees block government officials distributing relief items.
Hundreds of thousands refugees displaced due to the on-going battles
between government troops and LTTE blocked the vehicles of Jaffna Kacheri
officials demanding they been relocated in safer areas.
The blockade begun, when the officials arrived at a village in Kilai to
distribute three lory loads of dry rations to those who fled Pallai, a
village east of Kilali where troops and LTTE cadres have been involved in
bitter fighting for the past one week which had left hundreds of soldiers
dead and another 600 wounded.