Friday, January 16, 2009

403 Civilians seek protection in government control areas

VAVUNIYA: 403 Civilians fled the uncleared KILINOCHCHI and MULLAITTIVU areas and reported to OMANTHAI Entry Exit point around 11.30am yesterday (Jan 15).

The number of Tamil civilians escaping the uncleared areas and seeking refugee with security forces is increasing day by day due to LTTE terrorists' harassments and forcible recruitments.

The escapees are arranged to be sent to IDP centers after fulfilling their needs. The civilians who were reported to the Security forces are mostly residents of KILINOCHCHI and MULLAITTIVU districts.

(Media Centre for National Security)