The government has today (8) said that the LTTE terrorists had executed security forces personnel during the final stages of the war last year.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has told parliament that several hardcore LTTE cadres who were arrested from the Vavuniya welfare camps had revealed that 60 soldiers who were in LTTE custody were executed by them during the finals stages of the war.
Jayaratne has made this statement during the committee stage debate on the Defence Ministry today.
The Tigers had shot the soldiers and then burnt their bodies, the Prime Minister has said.
Jayaratne has added that the mass graves of the soldiers that have been found proved that the LTTE executed prisoners of war.