LTTE creates ‘humanitarian catastrophe’: blasts off Kalmadukulam Tank bund

The LTTE blasted the Kalmadukulam Tank bund yesterday morning in a desperate attempt to stall the multi-frontal military surge towards Visuamadu area, latest reports from the Mullaittivu battlefront said.

"This is totally an inhuman act with least respect to the lives of innocent Tamil civilians entrapped in the area", a defence official said while urging worldwide condemnation for the terrorist act.

The LTTE had used high explosives and triggered the detonation flooding a section of the A-35 Paranthan - Pooneryn main road, Ramanatpuram, Dharmapuram and Visuamadu. "LTTE terrorists had resorted to this tactic after suffering heavy beating by the security forces during intense fighting that erupted since Friday (23), Northeast of Kalmadu and Nethiliaru," security sources said.

LTTE resistances was crushed beaten in the ground battles, which left its fighting formations in total disarray, the sources said.

According to defence observers, the floods will also worsen the LTTE orchestrated humanitarian crisis at Mullaitivu with hundreds confined to small land patches and deprived of relief or aid supplies. Earlier, the LTTE made a similar attempt to destroy the Iranamadukulam Tank bund to dismantle the multi-pronged military advance during the battle for Kilinochchi.

Kalmadukulam Tank spreads over 5sq.km. with a capacity of supplementing irrigation water to over 500 acres of land. "Not only has the LTTE created a humanitarian catastrophe, but have also shown their utmost contempt of the very people they claimed to ‘represent’ at one time," the observers said.

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