Pro-LTTE media again misleads international community
LTTE terror leaders hiding among the civilians held
hostage in the No Fire Zone and media sympathetic to the terrorists have
once again have misinformed the international community by circulating
fabricated stories alleging that the security forces fired heavy weapons
at the NFZ.
Sri Lanka Defence Ministry has categorically denied
these fabricated stories, published on pro LTTE websites, to capture the
sympathy of the international community and also to tarnish the image of
the Sri Lankan government and the security forces.
As clearly witnessed in the past few weeks, the
security forces contributing in the world's largest hostage rescue
mission, have saved over 116,000 civilians while LTTE terrorists fired
upon them using their battle tanks and heavy mortars. The UAV (Unmanned
Aerial Vehicle) video footages recently published on defence.lk have
clearly shown the true nature of the LTTE terrorists to the
The pro-LTTE propaganda machinery reactivated their
operations against the security forces and Sri Lankan government while
the security forces in the final phase of the humanitarian mission
entrusted to them; the rescue of civilian held hostage by the LTTE.
As the troops of 58 and 53 divisions spearheading the
hostage rescue mission currently in close proximity to the newly
declared "No Fire Zone", the LTTE forcibly held civilians trying to
breach the LTTE defences to enter government controlled area. LTTE
terrorists manning possible civilian escape routes see no option other
than firing at thousands of civilians trying to escape the area,
bringing pressure on the armed terrorist cadres manning the line.
Panic-stricken LTTE terrorists continuously directed
mortars and machine guns on the civilians in the no fire zone bringing
pressure on them and prevent them from deserting the LTTE. Analyzing the
Mortar locating radars, Sri Lanka Army confirmed that LTTE terrorists
have directed heavy mortars at the civilians, targeting them in the
newly declared "Safe Zone", which lasted for hours this morning, 10 May.
Witnessing more bloodshed by the LTTE, yesterday (9
May), 10 civilians were killed while 20 sustained injuries in LTTE
firing when over 300 civilians were trying to enter the troop-held areas
via the sea in Mullaittivu. The civilians managed to escape the terror
grip amidst LTTE gunfire. 12 victims among them who received severe
injuries were airlifted by the Sri Lankan Air Force to the Anuradhapura
Moreover, over one thousand civilians reached
government controlled areas from yesterday (9 May) seeking protection
with security forces though the LTTE terrorists manned all possible
ground and sea escape routes. A total of 339 civilians reached troops of
59 division on sea routes while 681 more civilians reached troops of 53
Division crossing Nanthikadal lagoon.
Intercepting enemy radio communication, troops were
able to gather more evidence on the LTTE's latest carnage, as LTTE
ground commanders had exchanged messages revealing the truth behind the
fabricated stories published on the pro LTTE websites, and international
The messages passed via LTTE communication channels in
early hours yesterday (9 May) between one identified as Senduran, an
LTTE cadre manning the line, and a ground commander "Priyalan", shows
that civilians were trying to escape the terror grip using maximum
effort to flee and the LTTE terrorists in their defence line were
struggling to hold them.
Senduran: "I have captured 20 persons trying to
escape, more people are coming, I cannot control them".
Priyalan: "Try to stop as much as you can till I
Few minutes later another conversation between "Senduran"
and one identified as "Anburaj", a senior LTTE sea tiger commander,
clearly showed that the civilians refused to comply with the LTTE orders
to those being held by it.
Senduran: "Give a vehicle to send 20 persons
Amburaj:"vehicle with "Malaravan Master" has been
sent to your place; don't let any civilian escape".
In another monitored conversation that took place with
one identified as "Thirumalai Master", a senior LTTE commander, one was
shocked to hear the number of civilian casualties caused by "Senduran's"
firing. In this conversation "Senduran" himself told his superior
commander that he had no option other than firing at the civilians to
prevent them from escaping.
Thirumalai Master: "how did so many civilians got
Senduran: "Many people came, we couldn't control
and we had to fire on them"
The monitored conversations clearly reveal the truth
behind the fabricated stories of the terror media sympathizers to
mislead the international community and tarnish the image of the
security forces. Government forces are now operating in the final phase
of the world's largest hostage rescue mission in order to save the
innocent Tamil civilians from the clutches of LTTE terror, with high
responsibility and dedication.