SLA hands over 7 dead bodies to Mannaar hospital

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 11:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army on Monday handed over seven dead bodies, of four females and 3 males, to Mannaar hospital through the Police. The killed were LTTE cadres in the heavy fighting that ensued in Mannaar on three fronts on Monday, according to the SLA. Four of the dead bodies were to be transported to LTTE controlled area by the ICRC via Oamanthai in Vavuniyaa, sources in Mannaar said. Both the LTTE and the SLA have claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties to the other side as clashes intensified on Monday.

Three dead bodies were brought Tuesday noon and the remaining four were handed over to the hospital in the evening the same day, according to the Police.

Arrangements were underway to transport dead bodies of three males and one female to LTTE controlled area, according to the instructions by the magistrate based on a request that had come through the ICRC, Police said.



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