TMVP releases child soldiers, does not carry guns in public - UN
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs (OCHA) said the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), the
political party which is transforming itself from an armed group to a
party contesting elections released 39 child soldiers to a Government
led rehabilitation program and restricted its armed recruits to the
interior forest in the Eastern Province and they no longer travel in
public carrying guns.
Naval cargo vessel under attack; sailors escape
A 70-metre long cargo vessel came under attack at 2.15 a.m. yesterday
at the Naval harbour in Trincomalee. The sailors on board at the time of
the attack escaped without any injury, according to Navy spokesperson
Commander D. K. P. Dassanayake.
Fall of Adampan humiliates LTTE
people of this country by this morning would have heard the final
results of the Eastern Provincial Council elections, which was headed to
a close in a successful note by yesterday evening at the time this
newspaper was going to press.