Relatives to visit Vanni POWs

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 February 2000, 09:57 GMT]
Twenty five relatives of the Sri Lankan servicemen held prisoner by the LTTE in Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaithivu district, are to be escorted this afternoon to the Vanni, Harsha Gunawardene, the Information Officer for the ICRC in Colombo said today.

The condition of some of the prisoners, who have staged a hunger strike to protest the government's intransigence in securing their release, is said to have seriously deteriorated.

Gunawardene said the relatives of the POWs will begin their journey from Colombo in a specially arranged bus to Anuradhapura and will leave for Puthukudiyiruppu tomorrow morning.

They will be taking the land route through Piramanalankulam to Vanni. The convoy escorted by the ICRC will go to Puthukudiyiruppu through Mallavi, according to Gunawardene.

"The ICRC is engaged in a humanitarian exercise on the invitation by the LTTE to the relatives of the detainees, and with the permission given by the Ministry of Defence to take them to the Vanni" said Gunawardene.

He further said that only the immediate relatives of the detainees who are on a hunger strike are being taken to the Vanni.

Although earlier the LTTE had given permission to the relatives of the detainees, media, and politicians, the Ministry of Defence has only approved permission for the relatives of the captive servicemen who are on a hunger strike.

Fifteen POWs, 13 army and 2 naval personnel, held by the Liberation Tigers are on a hunger strike for the 11th day today, calling the government to take appropriate measures to secure their release.


Related Articles:
19.02.00   Parents, relatives to visit POWs
18.02.00   Families of POWs allowed to visit
13.02.00   15 LTTE held POWs on hunger strike

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4700