On the eve of LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran`s Heroes` Day speech, Tigers were planning to explode the Panichchankerni Bridge to prevent food items being transported to Vakarai and also to kill civilians, military warned.
?Military officially requested the Ceasefire Monitors to conduct a proper inspection before allowing any movement over this bridge and to take necessary action to prevent such activities by the Tigers,? Major Upali Rajapaksa of Media Center for National Security said.He said LTTE had reportedly trapped the Panichchankerni Bridge last month with four heavy bombs each weighing thousand kgs. Panichchankerni Bridge is the link on the route to Vakarai from Valachchenai.
?These unexploded bombs could be extremely dangerous as there are chances of them exploding due to a slight shock causing danger to the civilians passing by,? Maj. Rajapaksa said.
According to the spokesman this information had been confirmed by a LTTE cadre surrendered on November 14 to the Security Forces at Mankerni.
The latest warning follows in the wake of military along with international and local NGOs taking measures to carry food items in a large convoy of over seventy five vehicles to the uncleared Vakarai area.
The decision to organize a large food convoy to Vakarai area was taken after a discussion held on Friday in Batticaloa by representatives of various international and local organizations.