Friday, July 4, 2008

39 civilians flee LTTE

Around 39 civilians fleeing from the grip of the LTTE in Mullaitivu sought protection with the Security Forces in Pulmodai on Wednesday evening, Military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.

He said 39 civilians from 13 families comprising 26 males and 13 females had arrived on a boat fleeing from the LTTE controlled areas in Mullaitivu and reached Pulmodai around 3.00 pm. seeking protection with the Security Forces.

"The civilians who had fled from the LTTE's clutches complained that they had been forced by the LTTE to carry out hard tasks such as digging bunkers and other field jobs. They were also intimidated and prevented by the outfit from fleeing their area," Brigadier Nanayakkara said. The Security Forces provided the civilians with essential needs and shelter.

Courtesy : Daily News

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