Saturday, November 29, 2008

7 Tamil families, 26 civilians flee LTTE, seek protection with security forces- Jaffna

26 Tamil civilians from 7 families counting 8 children have fled from LTTE clutches at Mullaittivu and sought defense with security forces at Nagarkovil, Jaffna today(Nov 29) at around 2.30p.m.
The civilians were from Challai and Vettalaikerni coastal fishing localities, North of Mullaittivu, who were found in a fishing trawler while making their way to the safer Jaffna peninsula, by naval skill on patrol. There were 9 males and similar numbers of females separately from the children and approximately all have knowledgeable some sort of inhuman treatment from the LTTE.
The people were escorted to the Point Pedro jetty by the naval patrol craft and handed in surplus of to Army, from where they will be sent to the chosen welfare centers in the peninsula, Jaffna military sources said. According to what they have revealed so far, these people have ceaselessly been bare to unparalleled hardships from the LTTE, particularly from its rudimentary 'sea tigers', who have fed on their livestock and government/UN sent supplements, our sources in Jaffna said.
The terrorists have also made use of the food and food meant for the children and not safe even the elderly, who were said forced to labour at LTTE dugout building sites for hours, the sources additional said.

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