Not a single LTTE cadre or civilian was killed during the Vanni humanitarian operation. The Army received them as Sri Lankan citizens, Major General Shavendra Silva said giving evidence before the Trial-at-Bar hearing Sarath Fonseka’s white flag issue yesterday.
Some of the injured persons who surrendered were dispatched to the Colombo National Hospital for immediate treatment, Major General Silva, 46, said. He said that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had given clear instructions to the Army who was conducting the humanitarian operation in the Vanni District, to receive the LTTE cadres and the civilians who surrendered without harming them.
The Bench comprised Colombo High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundera, (President), Colombo High Court Judge W T M P B Warwewa and Colombo High Court Judge M Z Razeen
There should not be any casualties, the Defence Secretary had told Army officials in the Vanni District.