An undated handout image released October 22, by Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers rebels shows suicide fighters posing with their leader V. Prbhakaran before taking part in an air attack at dawn today on the Sri Lankan Air Force base in Anurudhapura. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers on Wednesday accused the military of abusing conventions on the treatment of war dead but the military denied it had behaved wrongly and said photos showing naked bodies had been doctored. Witnesses said that after the photos were taken some of the dead were stripped, however, and their naked bodies piled into the back of a tractor trailer to be driven to a mortuary in the northern district of Anuradhapura.
Rebels slam Sri Lanka for showing naked war dead - Reuters
They are the faces of the vanquished. The captured Tamil rebels are young and barefoot. They are handcuffed to bus seats. Some are bandaged. All have the downcast faces of prisoners awaiting an uncertain fate.
By Colombo Telegraph —. Click here to see the untied photo. The video clearly demonstrates a pattern of woeful consistency of the Sri Lankan forces. Most of the female armed and unarmed combatants, and civilians are always stripped naked or their underwear and down to their knees and the bras are either missing or near their neck, exposing the breast of teenage girls or young women. Only a few men are stripped naked. Click here to watch the video. Check more related images here. Sickening to say the least.
Shoba commonly known as Isaipriya ; — was a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist and television broadcaster for the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Her death in the final days of the Sri Lankan Civil War in is mired in controversy with allegations that she was captured by the Sri Lankan military before being raped, tortured and murdered. Shoba was born in and hailed from Delft Island. Shoba married a LTTE cadre in and had an infant daughter. According to the TamilNet website and Shoba's friends she suffered from rheumatic valvular heart disease and as such didn't provide any military service for the LTTE. On 30 November Channel 4 News broadcast video footage which allegedly showed Sri Lankan soldiers summarily executing captured Tamils in the final phase of the civil war.