28 Tamil civilians including 6 children escape LTTE held areas
A group of 28 Tamil civilians including 6 children who
had escaped the LTTE held areas, sought protection with security forces
in Jaffna last morning, 4 November.
The naval patrol craft which detected two boats in
northern seas immediately rushed to their assistance and accompanied
them ashore under naval protection.
According to the sources, 22 adults including 13 males
and 9 females and 6 children are among the escapees and they
are residents of Mullaian, Kaddaikadu, Paranthan, Kilinochchi and
The escapees said that the innocent Tamil civilians
living in non-liberated areas in the North have to undergo severe
hardships as a result of LTTE activities, including extortion and
conscription of youngsters. Though the majority of civilians are willing
to flee from the LTTE grip, many have to end up their journey in LTTE
prisons. After being imprisoned, these civilians are being forcibly used
to construct bunkers in the Forward Defences.
The escapees have been provided with foods as well as
necessary medical treatments and later handed over to the Kankesanturai
Police. All the arrangements have been made to provide shelter for
civilians, the government officials in Jaffna said.