A government convoy with food and essential
items to the displaced in Mullaittivu had come under artillery and mortar
attack by LTTE along the A9 road this afternoon, defence sources said.
According to Defence Ministry website
the UN had confirmed the attack.
The government food convoy consisting
50 lorries of food and essential items left the Omnathai Entry/ Exit point
at around 12.30p.m. today. The UN envoy was forced to abandon the mission
in safety of the crew and food stocks, the sources said.
According to latest information, the
food convoy has returned to Vavuniya.