Over 100 civilians seek Forces’ protection
Around 135 civilians sought protection with the Security Forces in
Ampalavanpokkerni on Wednesday.
Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said 135 displaced
civilians fleeing Puthumathalan and Valayamadam amidst shelling by the
Tigers have reached the cleared area with troops of the 58 division
“The civilians included 55 children, 38 females and 42 males,” he
Nearly 69,000 displaced civilians escaping the LTTE have sought
protection with the Security Forces. “The Government has made
arrangements to meet the exodus and provide all needs,” he added.
Navy spokesman Captain D.P.K.Dassanayake said the Navy evacuated the
21st batch of 514 wounded and sick civilians accompanied by their
relatives on Tuesday from Puthumathalan by the ICRC charted vessel Green
The Navy as part of its humanitarian operations has put in place a
number of comprehensive evacuation measures to facilitate the evacuation
process. Naval personnel and vessels along with stand-by rescue and
medical teams are on special deployment in the North-eastern seas to
assist civilians fleeing the LTTE.