Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tamil IDP's are very grateful to Sri Lanka Army for helping them to escape - British MP

(By Walter Jayawardhana)

( among extremely agitated pro-Tamil Tiger members in the House of Commons, Liberal Democratic MP Malcom Bruce, who visited Sri Lanka IDP camps last week said the Internally Displaced people in the camps are very grateful to the Sri Lanka Army for giving them the opportunity escape.

Malcom Bruce MP said, "I can and should report what people said. They were grateful to the Sri Lankan army for giving them the opportunity to escape and were glad to be out of the conflict zone. In response to direct questions, they said they had not left earlier because the LTTE had basically said, "If you try to leave, you will be shot." They had evidence of people who had tried and who had been shot at. That is an objective fact." Full text