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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:39:10 PM 1648 civilians seek protection with security forces: LTTE continue shelling escapees

1648 civilians seek protection with security forces: LTTE continue shelling escapees

A total of 1648 civilians including 709 children have sought protection with security forces in the borders of Palamathalan yesterday (March 30), despite LTTE mounted artillery shelling and mortar attacks from the government declared No Fire Zone (NFZ).

According to military, the civilians including 309 men, 630 women, 357 boys and 352 girls had arrived and taken to safety by troops of the 58 Division yesterday.

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