Five farmers killed in LTTE attackMarch 25th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Five farmers were killed and two wounded in a suspected Tamil Tigers attack in a village in Sri Lanka’s eastern province, the defence ministry said here Wednesday.
It said that the killing took place at Neelapola, a village at Kantale in the Trincomalee district, late Tuesday night, when a group of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres stormed the village.
The wounded people have been rushed to hospital.
The military had said that the LTTE has now been boxed into a mere 28 square km land area in the Mullaitivu district in north-eastern Sri Lanka, facing a multi-pronged military onslaught.
It said that the number of civilians fleeing the rebel-held areas defying LTTE orders was on the rise and over 47,000 displaced people have entered the government-held areas since the beginning of 2009.
They are being temporarily housed in welfare centres and villages in the northern Vavuniya district.
Tags: civilians, defence ministry, eastern province, eastern sri lanka, farmers, liberation tigers of tamil eelam, liberation tigers of tamil eelam ltte, ltte cadres, march 25, military onslaught, mullaitivu district, tamil tigers, trincomalee district, tuesday night, vavuniya district, welfare centres