Sri Lanka Army massacres 15 NGO workers

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 August 2006, 14:28 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army soldiers who entered the Muthur town in the early morning of Saturday shot and killed 15 Tamil workers from Action Faim NGO. The workers, trapped inside their Muthur branch office residence located close to Muthur Cultural Centre, were shot and killed at point blank range, initial reports from Muthur town said.

Four of the fifteen massacred at the residence were women workers, according to the initial reports.

Meanwhile, 29 Tamil males who were among the civilian refugees being transported by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) towards Trincomalee town were arrested by Sri Lanka Army troopers and were transported in a tractor, sources from Kiliveddy said.

The arrested were handed over to the Police, sources said.

300 Tamil families reached Trincomalee in a transport facilitated by the ICRC.


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