|227 injured LTTE cadres shot and killed by Bahnu on the orders of Prabakaran|
|Thursday, 15 January 2009|
By Ruwan Weerakoon from Colombo
Colombo (Asiantribune.com): When fleeing from Kilinochchi, on the orders of Prabakaran - the leader of the LTTE, Bahnu, one of the commanders, shot and killed 227 wounded LTTE cadres who were languishing in the old Kilinochchi hospital.
According to Sri Lankan Army sources, Krishnan, one of the three LTTE cadres who were arrested, told that, as the Sri Lankan troops belonging to Brigade 58 Division were menacingly advancing into Kilinochchi, those 227 LTTE cadres were admitted in the hospital, because of the injuries they sustained and there was no way of moving them to a safe place.
This difficult situation was brought to the notice of Prabakaran for his instruction.
LTTE leader ordered Bahnu to shoot and kill all of them.
Accordingly, all those 227 LTTE cadres who were in the hospital were lined up, shot and killed by Bahnu, Krishnan said.
Sri Lankan Army sources told that troops belonging to Army’s Brigade 58 Division arrested alive three LTTE cadres, between Vaddakathci and Dharmapuram area, located in the East of Kilinochchi, around 10.30 p.m. on 11th of this month.
At that time, when the Army captured those three LTTE cadres, all of them were wearing necklaces with cyanide capsules around their neck and were armed with T56 rifles, pistols and also had with them hand held radio sets. No sooner those hardcore cadres were apprehended, they tried to bite their cyanide capsules, but soldiers were able to overpower them from biting those deadly cyanide, subdued, arrested and took them under custody.
According to the Defence sources, names of those three LTTE cadres are Yasodaram, Kishnan and Alex.
LTTE cadre Ysodaram, a senior member of LTTE, was from Imran Pandian Brigade. He was earlier attached to the LTTE Leader Prabakaran’s personal security division. He revealed, when questioned, that he was earlier involved in the surveillance works and information gatherings exclusively to the ears of Prabhakaran.
He added that due to security concerns, Prabakaran continues to keep on changing places of his stay and no one will be able to know where he will be at the next moment. He said that Prabakaran’s movement was always shrouded in secrecy.
He said Prabakaran dispatched him to the battlefront because there was a dearth of trained cadres in the organisation. He said at the moment according to his information Prabakran hides himself between Puthukuirrupu and Vishvamadu. He added that LTTE cadres guard this high security zone and that civilians are prohibited to enter this area.
Krishanna is the second cadre who was captured alive by the army. He said that before he arrived to Dharmapuram, he was in Kilinochochi. He admitted that a large number of LTTE cadres died and were wounded in the battle. He said, prior to his departure, he told the Sri Lankan Army officers that he was in the Kilinochchi old hospital and LTTE left behind 227 wounded LTTE cadres, when they withdrew from Kilinochchii.
He said, as the army was advancing into Kilinochchi, Prabakaran ordered Bahnu to kill all those 227 wounded cadres languishing in the hospital. Accordingly, Bahnu shot and killed all of them before fleeing from Kilinochchi.
- Asian Tribune -
Courtesy: Asian Tribune
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