LTTE guns down and hangs fleeing civilians
LTTE has threatened civilians in the areas still held
by it with death as traitors if any attempt made to flee. To prove they
are serious of this threat they have displayed bodies of 3 civilians
near the Ponnambalam hospital. The bodies were hanged on posts that had
banners stating "Fate of traitors', according to civilians, who have
managed to escape and are now in IDP welfare centers at Vavuniya and
These civilians were killed by LTTE death squads, and
dragged in public a long way before being mutilated and displayed, the
sources said. Meanwhile, the rising agitation against LTTE dictatorship
has resulted in a few confrontations between civilians and LTTE
This revelation of the scale of atrocities perpetrated
by the LTTE, leaving over hundreds suffocating under its tyranny in the
non-liberated areas at the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, was
made by civilians who spoke to our Wanni correspondent on a visit made
to IDP welfare centers at Vavuniya and Welioya.
Human suffering in the non-liberated areas is
escalating at an unprecedented scale with LTTE terrorists tightening its
grip over the stranded civilians, state independent reports from the
welfare centres in Vavuniya and Welioya. .
Despite these threats hundreds of civilians from
Mullaittiuvu, Puthukkudiyiruppu and Visvamadu areas have fled and sought
protection with security forces during the past few days.
A group of 35 civilians from Ananda-Puliyankulam area,
were surrounded and severely beaten by an LTTE-led mob near the
Sambankulama junction last December, a civilian said. The terrorists had
assaulted the people including women and the elderly, killing two people
and dragging away the rest whose fate is yet to be known, our sources
said citing the civilians.
It will be recalled that when the LTTTE was beginning
its terrorist activities in the 1980s, it used similar public killings
and lamp-post hangings of those who were opposed to it in the Jaffna
peninsula. Some analysts say the terrorist group is now going back to
such practices as civilian opposition to it rises.
The LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit that has been
engaged in a bloody terrorist campaign against the citizens of Sri Lanka
since 1983. Lead by a psychopathic chief, the outfit has been trying to
establish an ethnically pure Tamil state on the Sri Lankan soil. The
LTTE is also the first terrorist outfit to use suicide bombers, and to
develop naval and aerial fighting capability. The outfit is listed in
the UN list of shame for using child soldiers and banned in many
countries in the world.