(Photographs) Tigers release 10 POWs
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 January 2002, 08:59 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers released 10 prisoners of war as a good will gesture towards strengthening the peace process with the United National Front government on Monday in the northern town of Kilinochchi.
| Ms. Vishaka Dharmadasa, the leader of the organisation for women affected by the war, speaking to one of the released men at the LTTE's political wing office. (Photo:TamilNet)|
The prisoners were released in the presence of the Association of Parents and Relatives of Service Men Missing in Action, a group that has been involved independently in building goodwill and lobbying for peace in the south. The organisation is led by a former Sri Lanka army soldier Mr. E. P Nanayakkara who was also present at the release of the POWs on Monday in Kilinochchi.
(From top left) One of the released men shaking hands with Mr. Thamilchelvan
One of the released POWs talking to constables of the LTTE's Police force near Mr. Thamilchelvan's office after the release.
Mr. S. P Thamilchelvan addressing the press conference at the LTTE's office in Kilinochchi. Mr. Sutha Master, Mr. George and the ICRC delegate are with him at the briefing.
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