Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Operation Yal Express Derailed – October 1993

(LRRP)The Sri Lankan Army’s grandiosely codenamed ‘Operation Yal Devi ‘ (after yesteryears express train to Jaffna) was stopped in its tracks by determined resistance by the Liberation Tigers after four days of heavy fighting in late September/early October.

The Sri Lankan offensive was launched at the crack of dawn on 28 September and was accompanied by indiscriminate bombing of civilian population centres in the Jaffna peninsula. (see back page: report on Eelam Tamil protest before the office of the European Parliament in London.) Full text