Tigers cremate SLA dead -radio

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 April 2000, 11:53 GMT]
The decomposed bodies of a large number of Sri Lanka army soldiers in Elephant Pass, Iyakkachchi and Kurinchathivu were cremated there with due military honours by the Tigers said the Thamil Eela Vaanoli, the commercial broadcast of the Voice of Tigers in its evening news bulletin today.

The radio said that hundreds of decomposing bodies lay scattered in the Elephant Pass - Iyakkachchi base complex and its environs.

Meanwhile sources in Vavuniya said that of the 126 bodies brought from the Vanni by the ICRC last evening, 28 were positively identified by the SLA.

The other bodies were cremated with full military honours according to SLA spokesman Brig.Palitha Fernando.


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