Pulidevan wife reveal the secret during her exclusive interview to lankasri 24 news that the Srilankan soldiers separate the daughters from the parents who surrendered during the civil war.
Tears at the UN ! eyewitnesses : Son of Natesan & Pulidevan’s wife !
The names of several LTTE members who had surrendered to the army during the final stages of the war in 2009 were revealed at an event held in Geneva on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council meeting.
Their accounts cast fresh doubt on the Sri Lankan government’s claim that the rebels were killed by their own supporters and add to a growing body of evidence of war crimes allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan military during the conflict.
The two new witnesses in what has become known as “the white flag incident” can testify they independently saw from different vantage points the Tamil Tiger leaders accepted into the custody of the Sri Lankan military and escorted from the front line, alive.
The Eyewitness admits he was surprised to see the leader of the Tiger political wing, Nadesan, his wife and the head of the Tiger Peace Secretariat, Pulidevan, in the first group.
Officially the Tigers did not hold with surrender, issuing all recruits with cyanide capsules to wear around their necks to use in case of capture.
Both witnesses say Sri Lankan soldiers went out to greet several groups of surrendering rebels and escorted them over a bridge across a lagoon to waiting vehicles on the other side.
The former bodyguard waited for more than an hour until the military put him in the back of a pickup truck and drove him away.
Along the road he spotted soldiers taking photos on their mobile phones of corpses lying on the ground.
As they went past, he recognised Pulidevan & Nadesan’s bodies.
Photographs have since appeared on websites abroad showing the two Tiger leaders’ half-naked corpses, with bullet wounds and burn marks on their chests.
Pulidevan and Nadesan were two of the most senior rebels to surrender.
In the hours beforehand, they used satellite phones to send messages to diplomats, journalists and peace mediators in order to ensure top Sri Lankan officials, including the country’s President, knew of their intention to lay down their arms.
They had been assured that their surrender would be accepted if they raised a white flag.
But, However, the Sri Lankan defence ministry’s website lists Pulidevan and Nadesan were killed by troops of the 58th Division of the Sri Lankan Army on the 18th of May 2009.
Allegations the Sri Lankan army and rebels committed war crimes at the end of a brutal war are widespread.
According to United Nations investigators, the last months of the War saw repeated and deliberate government shelling of hospitals, food queues and safe zones of the civilians.
Since the members of the affected victim’s families become Eyewitnesses and they are proving the war crimes with Evidences.
Due to this the War Crimes Report, which is going to be submitted by the United Nations in the coming month of September, will apply pressure upon the Sri Lankan Government for the War Crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army.
The United Nations Human Rights Council will be urging for the Justice on the war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Government under the previous regime, in order to convict the war crimes committed by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.