SLA declines to receive 10 dead bodies

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 17:27 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army officials who accepted 2 of the 12 bodies handed over to the ICRC by the LTTE Tuesday, declined to receive the remaining 10 dead bodies, informed sources in Vavuniyaa said. The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) vehicle with the bodies is parked in SLA controlled territory in Vavuniyaa. The Sri Lankan defence authorities have been reluctant in receiving all the dead bodies, as the number exceeded the casualty figures earlier claimed by the SLA.

The SLA officials wanted the lorry with the body bags to return to Vanni, the sources added.

ICRC officials were engaged in resolving the issue.



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