LTTE releases two POWs

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 December 1999, 14:40 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers said today they two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, who were in their custody, were relased at Puthukkudiyiruppe in the Mullaithivu district at 9 a.m. this morning.

The LTTE said last Friday that the two soldiers who surrendered to them during their recent operation 'Unceasing waves 3' will be released, as a "gesture of goodwill".

The POWs were handed over to the ICRC who escorted them to Vavuniya, the LTTE said.

ICRC spokesman in Colombo, Harsha Gunawardene, told TamilNet the POWs were brought to Vavuniya around 7 p.m. this evening.

The were handed over to the SLA officials at 'Ramya House' office in the town, he added.


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