The LTTE attacks in North had increased after permitting the use of mobile phones in the Peninsula again, military sources said yesterday.
The government had removed the ban on the use of mobile phones by civilians in the Peninsula from January 1 this year. The use of mobile phones was banned in August last year in the face of increasing LTTE attacks in Jaffna.
The Media Center for National Security said that there were number of incident during last three days. `The main incidents were claymore and hand grenades attacks on security forces. There was claymore mine blast in Navalady and one security forces person died and two were injured. A grenade attack on an army check point in the Peninsula injured a civilian. There were three security forces persons killed by a claymore blast in Chavakachcheri and four civilians have been injured by a grenade attack in Kayts. Another claymore mine was blasted in Navantharai. These were the incidents in the Jaffna Peninsula during past few days,` he said.
Meanwhile, Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe said that all essential items had been provided by the government to the civilians of Jaffna, through the security forces. The 24-hour supply of electricity has also been restored in the peninsula.
`All civilian aircraft are operating to and from the peninsula. Jaffna has received an adequate supply of petrol, diesel and kerosene. It transpired that that medical technicians who were appointed to Jaffna were not willing to assume duties.
The Jaffna Commander informed the Director of Health that he will take necessary action once he had been given the list.
Arrangements have been made to set up two new medical centres in Pothpadi and Manakadu and approval was sought to complete the construction. Arrangements will be made to transport stationary to banks by air or by ship. Mobile phone service in Jaffna had been restored and should be used without hindering security of the region. Further facilities of CDMA technology will soon be provided to the public of Jaffna,` Jaffna Commander Major General G. A. Chandrasiri said.