STF hand over bodies

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 March 2000, 20:30 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) troops handed over bodies of four people to the Kaluwanchikudy hospital today, claiming they were members of the Liberation Tigers. Two of them were later identified as civilians by relatives, medical sources said.

Representatives of the International Committee of Red Cross accepted only two bodies to be handed over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the sources said.

The four were shot dead by the STF on Thursday in Vellaveli, about 15 kilometres west of Kaluwanchikudy in the eastern province, residents said. Kaluwanchikudy is 35 km. south of Batticaloa town.

Vellaveli is in Tiger controlled area. The STF and the Sri Lanka Police have camps in Mandoor village.

The civilians shot dead by the STF were identified as of Thirumeni Sunthararajan of Vellaveli and Suntharalingam Subendran of 40th Colony by their relatives.

K. Suntharaligam said in evidence that his late son, Subendran, was to go abroad for employment on March 20. On the day of incident he went to send him off before he left the island.

Ms T. Vasanathakumary said in evidence that her late elder brother, Sunthararajan, on the day of incident left home to repair his bicycle. Thereafter she saw his body at the hospital.

Coroner Mr S. Karalasingham, reordered a verdict of death due to gunshot wounds. Their bodies were handed to the relatives. The other two bodies were handed over to ICRC representaives.

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
01.07.18 10:20  
Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East
30.06.18 22:08   Photo
Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East
29.06.18 23:05   Photo
Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi
28.06.18 23:38  
Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4783