Only 60 wounded went to the hospital at Puthumaaththa'lan, which is almost not functioning at the moment. The hospital at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal comes under Mullaiththeevu Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS).
By Monday afternoon, the SLA was pushed back from parts of the civilian areas it had boxed earlier in the day.
However, civilians fear waves of attacks similar to the one on Monday to follow in the forthcoming days.
The exact condition of the civilians captured by the SLA is not known.
Meanwhile, schools in Northern Province scheduled to start after term holidays on Tuesday were ordered by Colombo not to be re-opened until further orders. It is speculated that the SL government plans to accommodate captured civilians in the schools.
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