12:54 PM

Tigers fired mortar and killed 4 innocent villagers in Amparai district

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist Tamil outfit, in a desperate bid to interrupt the polling in the East Provincial Council has fired mortars towards the Village of Namal Oya located in the Amparai district, killing 4 innocent villagers and injuring many.
Our reporter in the east further reported that security forces have discovered two claymore bombs in Valaichaenai.

This morning around 7.00 a.m. Voting began in the 1270 polling stations in three districts, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampaarai, of eastern province. Polling for the East Provincial Council is reported to be progressing calmly, except for a few reported minor incidents.