IF THEY ARE SCHOOL GIRLS HOW COME THEY WEAR MILITARY UNIFORMS?
By Walter Jayawardhana
Although the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam controlled news website alleged Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir jets bombed a childrens home compound in Mullaithivu and killed 61 school girls many have questioned how come some photographs the website published openly show the so called school girls wearing dark military uniforms.
The photograph we have copied from the website and publish below shows 15 corpses of most probably teenaged women the website claimed died of the bombing. Five of them, seen at a distance have been completely covered with white sheets of cloth or paper. But looking at the ten corpses seen near, one could see very well, at the time of taking this picture, they were in fact clad in dark LTTE military uniforms.
The closest corpse is clearly wearing a uniform. The second and
the third corpses from the nearest are also clad in uniforms. The
fourth dead body is no doubt clad in a uniform. But later some one
had tried to put on a frock over the uniform. The pants of the military
uniforms on the nearest three corpses have been folded exposing the
legs of the girls. The fifth and sixth corpses from the nearest have
got other colored clothes wrapped around the corpses with difficulty.
Seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth corpses are also wearing dark uniforms
but other clothes have been wrapped around them.
This item of propaganda was published by the Tamil Net as their fifth
lead under the heading 61 school girls killed, 129 wounded in Air
Strike. It was datelined August 14, 2006, 4.15 GMT.
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