LTTE hands over 3 SLA bodies to ICRC
[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 October 2007, 21:56 GMT]
LTTE's NGO and U.N. Liaison Officer M. Pavarasan handed over 3 bodies of Sri Lanka Army (SLA ) troopers killed during Saturday clashes in Paasaiyoor-Kurunakar seas to Ms.Katja Lawrence, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representative in Kilinochchi, Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Five Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed by the Sea Tigers who sunk a SLA Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) in the seas off Paasaiyoor in Jaffna Saturday around 10:45 a.m. in retaliation against an attack by three SLA vessels that entered the LTTE territorial waters.
However only three bodies were recovered, LTTE sources said
Ms.Lawrence transported the bodies in an ICRC vehicle, to be handed over to the relatives of the dead soldiers, sources in Vanni said.