Over 4500 Tamil civilians reach security forces seeking safety -
As the security forces further shrinking LTTE hiding
areas, 4701 more Tamil civilians who were kept as hostages by the LTTE
terrorists have crossed over to liberated areas from the
Puthukudiyirippu in Mullaittivu amidst heavy beating and shooting by the
LTTE, during the last 24 hours, 9 February, defence sources said.
The civilians have been directed to the welfare
centers established in Vavuniya after providing with meals and medical
treatments. "The Army and the GA's office are ready to facilitate these
civilians and their security and welfare is well guaranteed", military
official said speaking to defence.lk.
Yesterday, marking the highest number of displaced
people crossed in a single day over to the liberated areas, 5593 Tamil
civilians reached to security forces seeking safety for their lives.
Troops now engaged in a rescue mission to open
escaping routes for the Tamil civilians how were forcibly held by the
terrorists as a human shield.