LTTE medical corps' feats unparalleled - Balakumaran
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 February 2004, 12:42 GMT]
"Committment of cadres of LTTE's medical corps and the ingenious medical evacuation strategies used, paved the way for some of our biggest military successes against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA)," said V.Balakumaran, a senior member of the LTTE speaking at an event commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of nine members of the LTTE medical division, sources from Vanni said.
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Major Thivagar, Major Esthar, Major Rohini, Major Susil, Lt.Anpana, cadres Kuilmoli, Verni, Viduthala, and Rajulan were killed on 2 February 1998 during an LTTE attack on Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camps in Kilinochchi and Paranthan.
Member of LTTE's Womens Wing, Vettichelvi, presided the event.
Director of Voice of Tigers, N.Thamil Anpan, lit the ceremonial lamp. Head of the LTTE Medical Supplies Division, Manoj, hoisted the Thamil Eelam flag. Following floral tributes to the framed pictures of the nine members, LTTE's physician Ajanthan, and V.Balakumaran spoke.
"The feats of our medical corps in attending to the injured cadres during conventional battles stretching several days against the Sri Lanka armed forces have long puzzled military experts. Tamil people are indebted to the committment and sacrifice of the members of our medical division.
"Past Governments of Sri Lanka relentlessly worked to denigrate our freedom struggle. But there has been a major change in the way the world views our struggle now. Countries in Europe and in other parts of the world are inviting our leaders for talks to discuss how they can help to rebuild NorthEast's war ravaged infrastructure and economy. Diplomats of these countries are visiting us here in Vanni.
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"Tamil people's rights have been denied for long and they are eager for a settlement to end their suffering. Liberation Tigers are seated in their chairs in the negotiating table. Sri Lanka Leaders, however, are engaged in a bitter fight to decide who will occupy the chairs allocated for them. How long can this drama continue?" asked Balakumaran.
The event concluded with the staging of musical events, dance performances and poetry recitals by artists.