ICRC visits POWs on hunger strike

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 February 2000, 18:48 GMT]
Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mallavi in the Vanni, visited the 15 government troops in the custody of the Liberation Tigers who have begun a hunger strike, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said today.

The radio said the condition of one of the POWs, Herath Mudiyansale Senaka Ranbanda, 27, of Medirigiriya has become bad, with his kidney affected.

According to the radio, the 15 POWs began a hunger strike on 10 February, urging the Sri Lankan Government to secure their release. The radio said the soldiers were fasting at Puthukudiyiruppu in the Mullaithivu district, and a doctor was with them to provide medical care.

Meanwhile, the radio said that 3 Liberation Tigers were killed in two separate incidents on Sunday and Monday.

Lt. Col. Puvitha (Nadesu Nirmaladevi of Pooneryn) died on Sunday in a confrontation with the Sri Lanka Army, while 2nd Lt. Kayalsolan (Sivanathan Anandan of Trincomalee) and Nathiyarasan (Ratnam Inbaraj of Jaffna) were killed in an accidental explosion today.


Related Articles:
13.02.00   15 LTTE held POWs on hunger strike

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4665