Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another 281 civilians rescued from terror clutches with navy assistance - Mullaittivu

Sri Lanka Navy has facilitated rescuing of 281 civilians held imprisoned by the LTTE terrorists in Mullaittivu.
Navy sources said that, the 6th batch of civilians including patients requiring instant medical notice was transported to Trincomalee by the "MV Greed Ocean" yesterday (Feb 28). The Navy provided the safe passage for the vessel carrying civilians from Mullaittivu and conventional the passengers at Trincomalee harbour.
Navy medical teams provide instant checkup action to the needy patients winning disembarkation and rapid them to the government hospital Trincomalee for additional treatment.
MV Green Ocean has been charted by the government of Sri Lanka in order to save civilians held as human protect by the LTTE terrorists in Mullaittivu. The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) sails the ship under its flag. The Government Hospital of Trincomalee has been adequately staffed and provided with sufficient stocks of drug by the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka in order to meet the compulsion.
According to the Navy source, the last lot of civilians included 95 men, 128 women and 58 children. Out of them 65 men and 72 females were patients.
From 10th February 2009, Sri Lanka navy has assisted rescuing of 1907 civilians counting large number of patients by MV Green Ocean. This was in adding to the large number of civilians rescued by Sri Lanka navy sea units deployed in the Northeastern coastal waters.

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