Tuesday, June 24, 2008

20 civilians fleeing LTTE areas seek security forces protection- Welioya

Twenty civilians fleeing LTTE held areas in Mullaithivue and Malayanwadu reached the Kokilai army point seeking the security forces protection this morning, June 24.

The group comprising 14 males and 6 females have reached to the security forces controlling areas around 10.45 a.m, defence sources said. Three children were also among the escapees who have fled their native areas due to the LTTE's harassment and forceful recruitments, sources further said.

Security forces personnel have provided all the necessities for the escapees and steps have already been taken by the government officials to provide safe shelter for them.

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