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Published on - 1/11/2006

Situation Report as at UTC 0230(0830) 11 January 2006(Updated at UTC (0645))

JAFFNA

LTTE'S canard on girl's abduction a hoax

A meticulously hatched LTTE plot to tarnish the image of the Sri Lanka Army over an alleged abduction of a school girl in KONDAVIL area, JAFFNA was proved a hoax when Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) representatives on Tuesday (10) ruled that there was no truth in the fabricated story or the alleged abduction.

Tamil Tiger (LTTE) propaganda mill on Tuesday (10) went to town over this alleged abduction of a teenager and tried hard to provoke civilians in KONDAVIL area.

The absence of a teenage girl for a few hours from KONDAVIL area while she was returning from school prompted LTTE men to capitalize on the scene. Those propagandist deliberately fabricated a story saying that the girl was being detained inside the Army camp at KONDAVIL.

LTTE men further complained to the SLMM on the same line and requested them to immediately contact the Army and get her the alleged detained girl release. In the meantime, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian has brought the alleged abduction to the attention of His Excellency the President MAHINDA

RAJAPAKSHA who in turn asked for a report on the matter from the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

However, as directed investigation got underway Tuesday (10) evening itself information given to the Army by guardians of the girl in question confirmed that the teenage girl has returned home reportedly after an alleged tour to the town with some one else. This concocted LTTE canard once again clearing reinforces that LTTE was hell-bent on provoking the masses against the troops deployed in these area.

Update

JAFFNA

Troops find another claymore in Jaffna A CLAYMORE MINE, about to be set off by Tamil Tigers (LTTE) at PUTTUR in JAFFNA on Tuesday (10) around 6.45 p.m. was recovered by a route clearing patrol conducted by the troops. Two detonators and a wire length of about 30 m was also recovered by the same route clearing team. The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) was to be informed. Suspected LTTE gunmen kill shop employee A CIVILIAN WHO WORKED at a shop in the CHAVAKACHCHERI town was shot dead by a gunman suspected to be a Tamil Tiger on Tuesday (10) afternoon around 4.25 p.m. A civilian who was around the seen have reported this incident to the CHAVAKACHCHERI Army camp after about 2 hours. Later, troops directed him to lodge a formal complain with the Police. The CHAVAKACHCHERI Police are conducting investigations.

BATTICALOA

Army engineers defused recovered hand grenade A HAND GRENADE, believed to have been abandoned by the LTTE, has been recovered by the troops on duty in KALLADY, BATTICALOA on Tuesday (10) around 8.30 am. Later the Army bomb disposal team defused it. The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) was informed. LTTE fire and hand grenade attack injures one policeman One Policeman was injured when unidentified Tamil Tigers threw a hand grenade and fired a few small arms rounds at a Police roadblock near the 3rd mile post, SELVANAYAGAMPURAM in TRINCOMALEE on Tuesday (10) around 7.25 p.m. The injured Policeman was admitted to hospital for medical treatment. The TRINCOMALEE Police are conducting investigations. The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) was informed.