Friday, May 15, 2009

Thousands flee via new escape route

(DM)With the army opening up an escape route yesterday, thousands of civilians started to leave the LTTE-held areas in Mullaitivu, despite the LTTE firing at the fleeing civilians.

A military official said that about 2700 civilians had moved to the cleared areas, across Nanthikandal lagoon, using inflated tyre tubes, rafts, makeshift boats, “theppam” etc. despite a hail of LTTE bullets.. Full text