Truce monitoring mission attacked in Lanka
Unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade at the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) office in a high security zone in Batticaloa district.Updated: Jan 14, 2006 14:59 IST
Unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade at the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) office in a high security zone in Batticaloa district on Friday night, an official said.
The attack occurred around 11.30 pm on Friday. No one was wounded, said SLMM spokesperson Helen Olafsdottir on Saturday.
Three vehicles parked outside the SLMM office were damaged in the attack. The SLMM office is located inside Sri Lanka Army High Security Zone near a Sri Lanka army base.
The SLMM was established on February 22, 2002, by the Sri Lanka government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels through the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA).
The SLMM stipulates the establishment of an international monitoring mission to inquire into any instance of violation of the terms and conditions of the ceasefire agreement.
SLMM consists of members from the five Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE.
First Published: Jan 14, 2006 14:59 IST