Sri Lanka: May 16, 2000


The LTTE have resumed their offensive against Jaffna city. In the capital, LTTE gunmen killed a moderate Tamil politician from Jaffna (Santhanam Kandeepan). Israel announced that it would be sending technical experts to assist with the use of equipment being supplied to Sri Lanka. The government is still actively seeking other foreign assistance in its fight against the rebels. The government is admitting to 50-100 casualties in the Jaffna fighting.


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