Reference : V-P-LK-E-00394
Date : 12/02/2008
Country/Region : SRI LANKA
Caption : Omanthai check point. Sri Lanka Army soldier checks an ICRC vehicle transporting the remains of a fallen LTTE fighter.
Photographer : GUTMAN, Amnon
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extract from 28-03-2008 Operational update

By transporting the remains of fallen fighters across the front lines, the ICRC helps elucidate the fate of many people who might otherwise remain unaccounted for. It carries the remains through the no-man's land separating government and LTTE forces only after both sides have agreed to the transfer. In February, the ICRC transported 40 bodies of fallen fighters through the Omanthai crossing point.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6437x4266
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour