Parents commit suicide against LTTE conscriptions
Thursday, March 08, 2007 News Source:
COLOMBO, SinhalaNet 2007.03.08 08:28PM
The victims of tyranny and oppression in un-cleared areas held by the LTTE terrorists are slowly being pushed to the wall with suicides since elderly parents find it difficult to bear up continuing loss of their beloved children at the expense of LTTE conscription and abductions.
Three mothers and one father had consumed poison in disappointment and desperation after their children living in Pandirichchan, Mannar had been abducted and conscripted to the LTTE while four of those children were at home.
Two mothers and one father died after swallowing poison and another mother is still lying in Mannar hospital in critical condition as a result of this inhuman act. Those affected parents had approached the LTTE leaders many times and pleaded for the release of their children but to no avail.
Two of those parents had actually died in Adappan rural hospital before they were brought to Mannar hospital.
LTTE Tigers, notorious for child conscription and abductions despite concerns expressed by many agencies including UN, continue their atrocities unabated regardless of many requests. The UN as well as child protection authorities both here and abroad severely reprimanded the LTTE for their inhuman behavior.