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Sri Lankan Civil War History: 30,000 civilians rescued from war zone.

October 18, 2015

Sri Lankan Civil War History: 30,000 civilians rescued from war zone.

First published April 20th 2009 12:37

Sri Lankan Civil War Update: 30,000 civilians rescued from war zone.


Yesterday it was 3000 and today it is 30000.


Breaking News: 20-April-2009

In one day more than 30,000 civilians have made their escape from LTTE (Tamil Tiger) rebel-held territory. Images released on Rupawahini Television show throngs of people making their way to government controlled areas.


The army is reported as saying that all hostages held in Ampalavanpokkanai and Valayanmadam areas have been rescued by the 58th Division.


After an earth bund was breached scores of people made their way from Hell.


The rescue was made possible when a 3km long earth bund was breached by the army.

3 suicide bombers were reported to have blown themselves up in the escaping crowds kill dozens of refugees. “The terrorists initially fired at the civilians on the causeway using heavy machine guns. When they stepped into the lagoon to avoid LTTE machine gunfire, three LTTE cadres ran on to them and exploded themselves,” an unnamed witness was claimed to have said.

It is estimated that another 40,000 civilians are still being held by the LTTE. However, the Sri Lankan Government is saying that they are in the midst of the largest rescue of civilians in history.


Certainly the most successful humanitarian operation of the war.


Editorial Comment:
This is without doubt, the most successful operation of the entire war. The LTTE has been keeping these civilians as human shield. Sometimes we have days like this, days that defy every description. 30,000 lives have been given another chance.

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