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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

IDPs in the welfare camps identify and inform Tiger cadres in their midst

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Editor – Sri Lanka, Asian Tribune

Colombo, 25 May, (Asiantribune.com): Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in welfare camps have begun sneaking on several former Tigers hiding among the inmates and handing them over to the Army. This was disclosed by a high Army official today (25)

In several instances, the civil inmates in camps have singled out and assaulted the former Tigers living among them for abducting their children and handing them to the LTTE. Several such former Tigers who have been beaten up by civilians have been hospitalized by the Army.

Army spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that all found to be former Tigers who are inmates in welfare camps have been taken in for questioning about the roles they played in the Tiger movement. “Some of them will be indicted before the Courts depending on the roles they played in the Tiger movement, and some others will be sent for rehabilitation”, he said.

In all there are about 5000 former Tigers housed among civilians in the welfare camps, he added.

- Asian Tribune -

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