|Tuesday, 23 November 2004|
|Security||Today's Top Story|
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, November 22
The Sri Lanka Army yesterday accused the LTTE for their move to provoke Security Forces disrupting normalcy in Jaffna peninsula following the killings of two youth by the LTTE gunmen last Friday.
Military Spokesman Brigadier Daya Ratnayake said that "an LTTE instigated deliberate attempt to provoke Security Forces and disrupt normalcy in Jaffna peninsula after two motorcycle riding LTTE gunmen fired on an EPDP supporters but killed two other Tamil civilians during a football match at Velvetithurai Friday (19) evening, was foiled by Security Forces and the Police using minimum force and showing restraint".
He also said that on the following morning LTTE men after concocting a story against Security Forces instigated a section of residents in the area and forced the mob to walk in procession along the Meesalai streets and made them to storm the Meesalai Security Forces sentry point at roadside and unsuccessfully tried to grab the weapons of the Security Forces.
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