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Situation Report on 01 January 2007


Tiger attack on policemen on duty at the refugee camp in Vavuniya - at 20:56 p.m. on 01st January

Tiger terrorists fired gun shots at two Policemen guarding a refugee camp at Punthottam, VAVUNIYA today (01) around 7.15 p.m.

The Policemen who were seriously injured were airlifted to the Anuradhapura hospital.

Two policemen killed in Vavuniya at 17:37 hours on 01st January

Tiger terrorists detonated a claymore mine at a Police jeep transporting foodstuffs to Police officers, at a place 150 metres from the road barrier at Settikulam today (01) around 3.00 p.m.

Two Police officers died in the explosion and one injured.

Four dead bodies found in Ampara - at 17:35 p.m hours on 01st January

Four dead bodies of Sinhalese persons were recovered by the Special Task Force (STF) personnel at Bakmitiyawa, AMPARA today (01) in the morning.

The deceased are identified as M. Banda (52), a postman and his wife P. Mallika (43), Rathnayake Sudu BANDA (70) and his wife, Kusumawathi (55). Further a youth named D.M. Dayananda (18) has disappeared.

STF personnel are making a search operation. It is believed that the four persons were killed by the LTTE because the victims were cooperating with the STF.

Troops recover claymore after LTTE small arms attack in Jaffna - at 13:14 p.m hours on 01st January

Troops on duty at the arasadi junction in KOKUVIL recovered a claymore mine during a cordon and search operation subsequent to a LTTE hand grenade and small arms attack around 9.10 a.m. today (01).

A group of Army soldiers on duty at the ARASADI junction came under a LTTE hand grenade and small arms attack in the morning today (01).

No harm was reported to troops or property.

Soldier dies in LTTE claymore mine attack in Jaffna - at 11:26 a.m hours on 01st January

A soldier was killed and another two injured when the LTTE detonated a claymore mine targeting a group of Army personnel along the JAFFNA - POINT PEDRO road around 7.50 a.m. in Navaladi today (01).

Civilians continue to arrive into cleared areas in Batticaloa - at 08:12 a.m hours on 01st January

On Thursday (30) Three (03) families consisting of 10 persons (03 males, 02 females, 01 boy and 04 girls) from the Un-cleared areas of VAKARAI arrived into the cleared areas of Mankerni.

Tigers fire mortars at army camps in Batticaloa - at 08:11 a.m hours on 01st January

Today (01) with the dawn of the New Year 2007, Tiger terrorists fired 81 mm mortars at Black Bridge, Vavunativu, Army detachments and the Rameshpuram village in Chnekalady.

The Army retaliated with Artillery fire.

No damage to property or casualties are reported.

Claymore Mine Recovered - Batticaloa, at 2:30 Hours on 1 Jan

A claymore mine weighing 4 KG has been recovered near the Divisional Secretariat Vavunativu around 2:30 p.m.

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