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PRESS RELEASE

 

LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
12 May 2000              

TIGERS PREPARING FOR THE FINAL PUSH INTO JAFFNA CITY

The combat units of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are consolidating their newly secured positions along the coastal belt of the Jaffna city preparing for the final assault on the heart of the capital.

Strategically important city outskirts of Ariyalai, Manianthodam, Columbuthurai, sections of Passaiyur, Pungankulam, Nedunkulam, have already fallen to the Tigers making the city centre vulnerable to LTTE assault. Heavily armed Tamil Tiger troop formations who have moved in large numbers from LTTE bases in Vanni into the Jaffna theatre of war are gearing up for the decisive battle.

Demoralised and shocked by the lightning advances of the LTTE fighting units into the Jaffna municipal area and in Chavakachcheri the command structure of the army is collapsing setting off panic and confusion among the government troops. In a desperate bid to save the city from falling into the hands of the Tamil Tigers, the Sri Lankan army has declared 24-hour curfew. But the Tamil civilians are moving out of the battle zones to safer areas violating the curfew regulations.

In the meantime, the Israeli built Kifir fighter-bombers have launched blind and indiscriminate bombing on civilian areas in the Jaffna peninsula and in Poonagarin. Five civilians, including two children, were killed and ten seriously injured when Israeli combat aircrafts bombed a fishing village at Pallikuda in the Poonagarin area around 5.30p.m. today.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
16 May 2000              

NAVATKULY, THATCHANTHOPPU FALL TO LTTE
HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUES IN KURUNAGAR

The decisive battle for Jaffna resumed with great intensity as heavily armed combat formations of the Liberation Tigers opened up two frontal offensive assault last night in the coastal belt of the Jaffna city and in the Chavakachcheri sector.

The advancing LTTE forces engaged the Sri Lankan troops in a bloody battle at Pasaiyur and Kurunagar in the municipal outskirts of the city. The Tiger combat units have smashed through the defence lines of the government troops causing heavy casualties to the enemy. Heavy fighting is still raging in that sector.

In the Chavakachcheri sector, the LTTE fighting units overran Sri Lankan military positions at Navatkuli and Thatchanthoppu last night and brought the entire region under their control. Supported by heavy artillery and mortar fire the LTTE fighters have advanced further into Kaithady and have launched a massive assault on the main military base situated at Kaithady junction. According to latest reports received from the battlefield, the LTTE commando units have broken through the defence perimeters of the military base and ferocious fighting continues in the central sector of the base.

The operation code-named ‘Unceasing Waves 3’ for the liberation of the Jaffna peninsula resumed around 5p.m yesterday after a respite of three days during which time the LTTE has been consolidating its newly acquired territory and appealing to the Tamil civilians to move from battle zones to safe areas.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
17 May 2000              

KAITHADY MILITARY COMPLEX FALLS TO THE LTTE
SRI LANKAN TROOPS SUFFER HEAVY CASUALTIES

Over one hundred Sri Lankan troops have been killed and several hundred injured when heavily armed commando units of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) stormed into the defence lines and overran the military complex at Kaithady this evening.

Strategically important Kaithady garrison town with its heavily fortified military bases fell to the fighting formations of the Liberation Tigers after 12 hours of ferocious combat. Situated about 5 kilometres at the entrance of the Jaffna city, Kaithady formed the buffer zone with crucial supply routes to the government troops based in Jaffna city and Palaly airport. The A9 highway linking Navatkuli bridge and the main Kopay Road that cuts through Kaithady, has been brought under the control of the LTTE fighters posing major logistic problems to thousands of troops stationed in the Thenmarachchi division of the Jaffna peninsula.

The LTTE fighters launched a massive assault on the Kaithady military complex last night with the support of heavy artillery and mortar bombardment. Overwhelmed by the speed and ferocity of the Tiger onslaught the Sri Lankan soldiers gave up their stiff resistance and fled in total disarray leaving their dead colleagues. Tamil tiger fighters have recovered a huge haul of modern weapons including armoured vehicles. The fall of this strategically crucial garrison town and its surrounding villages situates Chavakachcheri town in a vulnerable position for LTTE assault.

In the meantime, fighting continued in the municipal outskirts of the coastal sectors of the Jaffna city. The Liberation Tigers have been consistently appealing to civilian masses to move to safe areas specifying the security regions in Valigamam West.

The LTTE also wishes to deny the malicious propaganda by the government that our fighters have been pounding artillery and mortar shells on heavily populated areas. We wish to point out that it is the Sri Lankan army that has been preventing the free mobility of the civilians to safe areas under the cover of curfew.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
19 May 2000              

LTTE APPEALS TO SRI LANKAN SOLDIERS TO SURRENDER TO AVOID BLOODBATH

As a genuine endeavour to avoid the continuing bloodbath and to bring an end to the escalating violence and war, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has made a fervent appeal today to thousands of Sri Lankan soldiers entrapped in the Jaffna peninsula to lay down arms and surrender. The LTTE has pledged that those who lay down arms will be treated with dignity and honour and handed over to the protection of the International Committee of the Red Cross within 24 hours.

The call for surrender is being announced by loudspeakers at different battlefronts in the Jaffna theatre of war and also by the Voice of Tigers radio. Explaining the precarious nature of their predicament, the LTTE has been impressing upon the government soldiers that their vital supply lines are cut and their lives are in grave danger. They are being told that the Tamil Tigers want to avoid the human tragedy of heavy casualties of innocent Sinhala youth who are being manipulated and forced to fight a futile war to promote the political ambitions of the chauvinistic elites in Colombo. The LTTE has also given a week’s ultimatum for the Sri Lankan troops to lay down arms and surrender.

In the meantime, the LTTE is also making consistent appeals to the Tamil civilian masses to move to safe areas from battle zones allocating specific locations in Valigamam West and Vadamarachi division of the Jaffna peninsula.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
20 May 2000              
              

CHAVAKACHCHERI TOWN FALLS TO TAMIL TIGERS
SRI LANKAN ARMY SUFFERS MAJOR DEBACLE

The Sri Lankan army suffered another serious military debacle in the war for the liberation of the Jaffna peninsula as Chavakachcheri town, the capital of the Thenmarachchi division, fell to the armed forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). This strategically important town situated in the heart of the Jaffna peninsula came under the control of the Tamil Tigers after 12 hours of ferocious fighting.

Columns of heavily armed commandos of the Tamil Tigers supported by artillery and mortar fire launched a multi-pronged attack on the Chavakachcheri town in the early hours of the morning today. Intense fighting continued through the day. Unable to sustain the power and fury of the Tiger assault the resistance of the government troops collapsed late in the evening around 6p.m culminating in a chaotic withdrawal. Defeated and demoralised, the troops are fleeing toward Kodigamam town, the last defence position of the Sri Lankan army in the Thenmarachchi sector.

In the bloody battle of Chavakachcheri, the Sri Lankan army suffered heavy casualties. Dead bodies of soldiers are scattered all over the town area. The LTTE fighters have also recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

In the heavy fighting that continue yesterday and last night, the combat formations of the LTTE overran military bases at Maduvil, Nunavil and Sarasalai junction and brought under their control vast tracts of territory in the Chavakachcheri sector. With the fall of Chavakachcheri town and its surrounding villages to the Liberation Tigers, Kodigamam town stands as the last bastion in the Thenmarachchi division of the peninsula for the fleeing Sri Lankan army.

Taking cover under the iron curtain of draconian censorship laws, the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry has been shamelessly denying all the humiliating military defeats and heavy casualties suffered by the Sri Lankan army during this week and has been propagating false and distorted versions of war news to the world media.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
24 May 2000              

MI 24 HELICOPTER GUNSHIP SHOT DOWN: TIGERS ADVANCE TOWARDS MEESALAI

Soviet built MI24 helicopter gunship was shot down this evening at Manthuvil in the Thenmarachchi division of the Jaffna peninsula as fierce fighting broke out between the LTTE combat units and the Sri Lankan government troops. Two pilots and a gunner were killed in the incident.

The fighting formations of the Tamil Tigers launched a new offensive thrust today and are advancing towards Meesalai, a small town situated along the A9 highway between Chavakachcheri and Kodigamam. Supported by artillery and mortar fire, the LTTE forces are engaged in heavy fighting with Sri Lankan troops who have taken positions on the outskirts of Chavakachcheri. According to reports received from the battlefront, government troops have suffered heavy casualties. Intense fighting is still raging in the area.

In the meantime, the Sri Lankan armed forces have launched a continuous barrage of indiscriminate artillery shelling on civilian areas in the Chavakachcheri town and its suburbs causing casualties among the civilian population. Israeli-made Kfir combat aircrafts have also attacked civilian targets in the town.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
26 May 2000              

LTTE DECLARES CEASEFIRE TOMORROW TO EVACUATE TAMIL CIVILIANS TO SAFETY

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will observe a temporary cessation of hostilities tomorrow (27.5.00) between 10a.m and 10p.m to facilitate the evacuation of civilians from the battle zones of the Thenmarachchi division of the Jaffna peninsula to safe areas. The resident representatives of the UNHCR have agreed to assist the civilian population to move to designated regions of safety. The UNHCR has also requested the Sri Lankan armed forces to cease armed activities in Thenmarachchi during this specified period to facilitate the civilian evacuation.

The Sri Lankan armed forces have unleashed a continuous barrage of indiscriminate artillery shelling in the civilian areas of the Jaffna peninsula liberated by the Tamil Tiger forces. Kfir combat aircrafts have also been systematically bombing residential areas. So far 40 Tamil civilians have been killed and over 150 persons injured in these retaliatory aerial and artillery bombardments.

Ever since the offensive campaign began for the liberation of Jaffna, the Tamil Tigers have been advising the Tamil civilian masses in the combat zones to move to secure areas to avoid being caught in the crossfire. But the Sri Lankan troops have adopted an inhuman policy of using civilians as human shields and prevented their mobility by imposing curfew regulations. Furthermore, the armed forces have continuously attacked civilian built-up areas in Jaffna under the control of the LTTE to deliberately cause civilian casualties.

The LTTE has also approached the International Committee of the Red Cross and other human rights organisations in the peninsula to help to evacuate civilians to safe areas.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
27 May 2000              

SRI LANKAN ARMY REJECTS CEASEFIRE OFFER CIVILIANS STRANDED IN BATTLE ZONES

The temporary cease-fire offer made by the LTTE to facilitate the evacuation of Tamil civilians in the battle zones of the Chavakachcheri sector was rejected by the Sri Lankan government today.

The Sri Lankan army intensified aerial and artillery bombardment on Chavakachcheri town and its suburbs throughout the day preventing the movement of civilians to safe areas.

The LTTE observed a unilateral cessation of hostilities from 10a.m to 10p.m today and requested the UNHCR to assist with the evacuation of civilians. UNHCR officials were waiting at designated points to receive civilians, but few were able to move as the main roads and junctions were subject to heavy shelling.

The UNHCR had informed the Sri Lankan government about the cease-fire arrangement. The Sri Lankan government failed to respond.

The LTTE has urged international governments and the world human rights organisations who have already expressed serious concern about the predicament of Tamil civilians to use their good offices to prevail upon the Sri Lankan armed forces to desist from using civilians as a human shield and subjecting them to indiscriminate artillery and aerial bombardment.

An estimated 15,000 Tamil civilians are entrapped in the battle zones in the Chavakachcheri sector and are at considerable risk.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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LTTE Headquarters    
Tamil Eelam                
5 June 2000               

TWO SUPER-DVORA GUN BOATS SUNK
15 NAVY PERSONNEL KILLED

Two Israeli made super-dvora fast attack gun boats were sunk and another two dvora boats were seriously damaged in a ferocious sea battle between the Sea Tiger commandos and the Sri Lankan navy off the coast of Vadamarachchi East in the Jaffna peninsula this morning.

A flotilla of Tamil Tigers gunboats intercepted a convoy of dvora fast attack crafts in the Mullaitivu seas. A fierce sea battle ensued. Sri Lankan airforce war planes and M1 24 helicopter gunships were also involved in the fighting. In the fighting that lasted for several hours two super-dvora gunboats were sunk and another two dvora boats were badly damaged. 15 naval personnel were killed in the sea battle. 12 Sea Tigers were also killed.

(Released by the International Secretariat of LTTE, 211 Katherine Rd, London E6 1BU, United Kingdom.
Tel : 44 20 8503 4294)

 

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  • Conclusion:

This is a sample screenshot of a press release (final one) in the LTT's official website.

(This is how it looks like in their website - Laptop screen view)

 

LTTE UW-3 press release screenshot.jpg

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