Nov 26, Colombo: As the LTTE Leader Prabhakaran is celebrating his birthday today, armed Tamil Tigers infiltrated a Sinhalese village in Mahavilachchiya in the Anuradhapura district and killed four farmers this morning, Sri Lanka police said.
“Four civilians including a woman were shot dead by LTTE terrorists today at Mahawilachchiya village bordering Wilpaththu Sanctuary,” military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.
He also said that the Tigers have opened small arms fire at the villagers and fled into the jungles area in the bordering Wilpaththu Sanctuary.
“Police and security forces are now engaged in extensive search and clearing operations in the area, Mahawilchchiya,” he said.
The civilians killed were residents of Yaya Haya and Yaya Hatha in the Mahawilachchiya locality.