In LTTE held area:
Unprecedented killings, torture
Unprecedented killings and torture are taking place in the uncleared
areas by the LTTE, according to civilians who have fled from their
clutches and ICRC aid workers in the uncleared area.
Civilians are pleading with the ICRC to save them from LTTE
atrocities in the uncleared area which include forceful recruitment,
killings and kidnappings taking place in the No Fire Zone.
Addressing the media yesterday at the MCNS Military spokesman
Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that 45,519 civilians have escaped from
the clutches of the LTTE and had reached the cleared areas seeking
protection with the Security Forces. According to intelligence
information the LTTE had built bunkers among the displaced people in the
Safe Zone demarcated by the Security Forces. These bunkers were built to
monitor civilian movement, as well as to collect food, fuel and medical
items that are delivered to civilians.
Brigadier Nanayakkara said the LTTE is recruiting children forcefully
from each family living in the Safe Zone as they face a shortage of
When parents refuse to surrender their loved ones they come under
LTTE attack. The out raged civilians have set fire to a LTTE police
station and some of their vehicles.
Two civilians were killed when the LTTE opened indiscriminate fire
directing a group of civilians fleeing from the LTTE grip.
Following the incident, the out raged people have set fire two LTTE
motorcycles and four vans, he added.
In another incident, the LTTE killed two and injured five others from
the same family. When the LTTE cadres attempted to recruit a child,
parents of the family had protested and the LTTE indiscriminately opened
fire at the family members. Parents of the family were killed and five
Later a mob stormed to the LTTE police station to inquire about the
incident and a clash had occurred between the mob and the LTTE police.
The mob destroyed the LTTE ‘police station’. Over 60 armed LTTE police
who had come to control the situation, indiscriminately opened fire at
the mob killing many civilians and injuring many others.