The Lanka Academic

 
APRIL 9, 2000
 
THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF LACNET
 
VOL. 1, NO. 4
 

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Tigers appoint a new military commander to the eastern province.

LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has named Ramesh as the new Eastern province military wing leader. He replaces Nagesh who is assisting Balraj in the offensive code named "unceasing Waves 111 to re-capture Jaffna" in northern Jaffna peninsula.


Navy rescue teams mount search for missing colleagues.

Navy frogmen assisted by fishermen in northern Jaffna peninsula mounted a massive search for missing 23 naval men in the Indian ocean today.

The 23 naval men including four senior officers went missing, after LTTE Sea Tigers destroyed two Israeli built Super Dvoras at Karainagar on Friday night.


Fighting rages in Jaffna.

Government troops provided air cover fought heave hand-to-hand fighting with the Tigers in the war-ravaged northern province today.

Immediately it was not known as to how many perished in the fighting, but according to unconfirmed reports, a senior LTTE cadre named Lalith was killed in the fighing, just north of Nagar Kovil.


Sri Lankan media minister orders probe.

Media minister, Mangala Samaraweera ordered an immediate probe into the assault of BBC Sinhala service corespondent, Elmo Fernando who was attacked by an unidentified men while covering a protest rally at Colombo on Thursday.

Fernando was attacked when he was covering the Buddhist Monks protest against the Norwegian government's effort to mediate between the government and the LTTE to bring the on-going conflict to an end.


State- radio says LTTE camp in Ampara had been destroyed.

The Sri Lanka broadcasting corporation in its news bulletin said that a major LTTE camp had been destroyed by the Special Task Force at a village named Kanchikdiaru in Ampara district in an operation on Friday night. But the radio gave no details.


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