Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sri Lankan 'refugees' in Aceh claim to be LTTE

The 55 Sri Lankans stranded in Aceh waters on Thursday (May 14) have claimed to be members of the internationally proscribed terrorist outfit LTTE, fleeing in fear of post-war trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity to seek political asylum in Australia.

According to Jakarta Globe, a local of the Alue Bilie village in Darul Makmur subdistrict, Nagan Raya district, on Friday(15), have confirmed that some of the 'refugees', have confessed that they were LTTE combatants.

Indonesians security officials are conducting further investigations.(defence.lk)

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