LTTE to hand over dead body of SLA DPU soldier

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 July 2008, 15:44 GMT]
LTTE officials in Ki'inochchi on Monday said a unit of the Peoples Force of Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (PF-LTTE) had recovered the dead body of a Sri Lanka Army Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) soldier who was killed following the recent attack in Kokkaavil where Deputy Planning Director of Poonakari Divisional Secretariat, Santhalingam Vimalakumar, was slain in a Claymore attack on Friday. Meanwhile, four of the thirty dead bodies were handed over to the LTTE through the ICRC by the SLA, were not identified as belonging to LTTE fighters, the Tigers said.

LTTE's NGO and U.N. Liaison Officer M. Pavarasan has said that the faces of some of the identified LTTE fighters dead bodies were not in a preserved state.

The LTTE was making preparations to handover the dead body of the SLA soldier who was clad in LTTE uniform when he was confronted by the Peoples Force of the LTTE.

The LRRP of the SLA is known as Deep Penetration Unit (DPU).

SLA LRRP soldier
The dead body of SLA LRRP soldier wearing LTTE uniform.


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