Monday, November 24, 2008

50 more civilians seek protection with security forces - Vavuniya

Exodus of civilians from non-liberated areas at Mullaittivu continued as 50 more civilians have reportedly comfortable at the Omanthai Entry/Exit point looking for defense with security forces, Sunday between 12p.m., and 6 p.m.
According to Army sources in Vavuniya, the civilians were from Nedunkerni, Sinna Adampan and Kanakaraynakulama areas. Many civilians were from the Kanakarayankulama area situated between Mankulama and Puliyankulama along the A-9 trunk road. 21 men, 14 women, 7 boys and 8 girls had sought protection fleeing from LTTE following uppermost hardships endured under the LTTE power, safety sources said.
They had made their way on foot transport only a handful of belongings fearing LTTE death squads, who were said positioned to stall the civilians arrival towards Omanthai. One old woman had also made the long trip on control and this itself underline the dilemma of many others who are held locked up by the LTTE. "We want freedom, we want our lives back and the organization (LTTE) is ongoing to take our lives absent counting our loved ones", a woman was cited as saying by our journalist at Omanthai.
According to latest figures, 211 civilians had fled from LTTE and sought defense with security forces since Friday (Nov 21).

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