|Tuesday, 22 June 2004|
|Security||Today's Top Story|
by Ranil Wijayapala
The LTTE cancelled its planned sea movement from Mullaitivu to Ilankanthai for the third time yesterday due to engine trouble in one of their boats, Deputy Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Hagrup Haukland told the Daily News yesterday.
"The LTTE has not fixed another date for their movement", Haukland added. On the first occasion the LTTE had to cancel their sea movement as Sri Lanka Navy objected for their plan to stay for two days at Ilankanthai after transporting their cadres from Mullaitivu to Ilankanthai.
The LTTE also had to cancel its movement owing to rough sea conditions and also the Navy objecting to escort three empty LTTE boats to Ilankanthai to transport 30 LTTE cadres the following day.
The LTTE cancelled their plans for the third day yesterday despite plans by the Navy to escort their three boats to Ilankanthai to transport 90 cadres to Mullaitivu on the following day.
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