SLMM visits rebel check point in east
Ceasefire monitors in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that they have been unable to find evidence to show that any militant has been killed in the attack on a Tamil Tiger check point.
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Wednesday visited the Panichankerny LTTE check point in rebel held area in Batticaloa district that came under attack on Tuesday.
SLMM Batticaloa district officials who visited the site told journalists that Rocket Propelled Grenades have been launched at the LTTE border check point.
A 45 year old woman died on Tuesday after succumbing to head injuries from the attack.
SLMM officials who spoke to civilians in the Panichankerny area said that the attack has come about 300 metres to the South West from the no man's land region.
The SLMM said that they could not find any evidence from the area to confirm local media reports that at least six Tiger cadres were killed in the attack.
Recent days have seen renewed clashes between the Tigers and a breakaway group led V Muralitharan, also known as Colonel Karuna.
The Sri Lankan military spokesman Colonel Sumedha Perera speaking to Sandeshaya said that the army is unable to confirm any deaths of the LTTE.
However, Col. Perera said that gunfire has been heard at the Kajuwatta Army camp across no man's land from the Panichankerny Tiger check point.