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.
Relatives of LTTE leaders, including Nadesan and Pulitheven, explained the circumstances that led to their surrender and their subsequent disappearance at the meeting in Geneva.
The wife of Malavaran, an LTTE member who was among several who had reportedly surrendered to the army, said that soldiers who could speak in Tamil had mentioned the names of those who had surrendered in May 2009.
She mentioned some of the names and the rank they held in the LTTE, adding that since then they have not been heard of.
Nadesan’s son told the gathering at the meeting that the last words of his father was that he was going to surrender to the army but was later found shot dead.
Pulitheven’s wife said that several family members of the LTTE leaders had also surrendered and even they are still missing. (Colombo Gazette)