21 bodies recovered in Kilali

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 August 2006, 13:46 GMT]
Kodikamam Police Friday recovered bodies of 16 men and 5 women in Kilali area where heavy fighting was reported recently. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was making arrangements to bury the bodies as the bodies were in highly decomposed state. Chavakacheri Magistrate A. Premsankar was visiting the area Friday with the Police officials.

The bodies were being photographed for identity and buried under the Emergency Regulations, according to the police.

Bodies of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, recovered from the area, have already been taken to Palaly military hospital.

Sri Lanka millitary, on Thursday, claimed that it had killed hundreds of LTTE fighters in the area stating that the military was preparing to handover the bodies to Tigers through the ICRC.

However, ICRC sources in Colombo, when contacted by media on Friday, said they did not receive any information from Sri Lanka military or authorities regarding the handover of bodies.


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