Otte civile,
herunder fire børn, blev dræbt torsdag kl.19.30, da Sri Lanka’s Luftvåben (SLA)
affyrede mortérer fra Murakkoddaanchaenai SLA-lejren mod Siththaandi,
3.division, beliggende 800 m sydvest for SLA-lejren.En af de sårede døde af sine
kvæstelser på Batticaloa hospital. To 2-års piger og to drenge under 18 år var
blandt ofrene. Tre af børnene var fra én enkelt familie, forlød det. Srilankansk
politi eller SLA-soldater i området har endnu ikke besøgt stedet, sagde civile
fra området.

Mortér-angrebet mod den civile bebyggelse kommer efter
LTTE-angrebet mod SLA-stillinger i området for 9 dage siden,
d.21.marts.

Der var ingen LTTE-enheder, der affyrede mortérer fra
Siththaandi mod SLA-stillinger.

Seks granater blev affyret mod den civile bebyggelse.
Otte huse blev skadet.

Nallam Thavamani, 30, hendes 2-års datter, Nallam
Niroja, tre børn fra én enkelt familie, Perinparajah Ranjitha, 2, Perinparajah
Sasikumar, 15, og Perinparajah Vasanthakumar, 18, og Alagaiah Vijalaluxmy, 42,
Nagamani Thambithurai, 42, og Ilayathambi Sinnaththurai, 50, blev identificeret
som ofre.

Både SLA og LTTE 
foretog gensidige beskydninger torsdag nat.

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