LTTE desperate for international sympathy
December 21, 2006.
Fighting with its back to the wall in the Vaharai sector in Eastern Sri Lanka, and desperate to gain international sympathy, the LTTE is destroying civilian bunkers in areas under its control to increase civilian casualties.
The independent Daily Mirror quoted a Tamil refugee, Chandra Mohan, as saying that the LTTE was destroying bunkers built by civilians in their homes.
When Sri Lankan Army shells inflicted casualties as a result of this, the LTTE would come forward to take charge of the injured and hand them over to the International Red Cross or the Scandinavian truce monitors!
Chandra Mohan said that the LTTE was subjecting the Tamil civilians of the area to various kinds of harassment, including pressure to assist them in the fight against the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.
The report quoted a 28 year old refugee as saying that the LTTE had fired at him and his friends as they were fleeing.
"I was unhurt and able to escape, but three others were captured and one was critically injured," the refugee, who did not want to be identified, said.
Published: Thu Dec 21 22:56:09 EST 2006