LTTE hands over bodies of SLA to ICRC

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 April 2001, 11:27 GMT]
"Thirty bodies of SLA soldiers were handed over to the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross by the Liberation Tigers in the Vanni region Saturday morning", ICRC spokesman Harasha Gunawardene told TamilNet.

harasha_gunawardene.jpgThe soldiers were killed in the Operation Agni Kheela-I, which was Launched by the SLA in the Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday hours after Liberation Tigers called off their four months old unilateral cease-fire.

The LTTE handed over the bodies of the SLA personnel to the ICRC in Kilinochchi, according to Mr. Gunawardena.

"The International Committee of Red Cross is in the process of transferring these bodies across the line to army held Vavuniya. Later these bodies will be handed over to military authorities in Vavuniya late in the afternoon Saturday", added Mr Harasha Gunawardene, the ICRC spokesman.

 

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