Saturday, May 16, 2009

Over 17,000 hostages rescued from LTTE tyranny

( total of 4,568 people have sought protection with the security forces according to reports received by this afternoon (May 16).

According to military, the people were rescued amidst indiscriminate LTTE shelling and small arms attacks. 2,500 people were rescued by the 53 Div troops, 1488 by the 58 Div troops and 580 others by the 59 Division troops, MCNS sources said. Full text