Practice Relating to Rule 110. Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
In 2008, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sri Lanka stated:
The Ministry of Health has begun a school to train prosthetist-orthotists, in order to cater to the needs of amputees and others with physical disabilities. Training is ongoing, including for individuals from the North and East, with the potential to assist persons injured by war including landmine victims. It is expected to establish 24 training centres across the island.
In 2011, in its Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis July 2006–May 2009, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence stated:
VIII. Reception of Civilians
210. All those who crossed over to Government controlled areas received immediate care and attention. …
211. Medical teams from the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps evaluated all those received for injuries and illness, and evacuated them to medical stations for treatment. Dehydration and hypoglycaemia were treated at the initial point of contact, and anyone with bleeding was given emergency treatment to arrest the flow of blood.
The Ministry of Defence also stated:
X. General Operational Procedures and Preparations to Safeguard Civilian Lives
C. Sri Lanka Navy
229. The Sri Lanka Navy established secure sea corridors for civilians escaping from the LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] held areas and these areas were continuously kept under close surveillance.
234. Boats with excess civilians and civilians with urgent medical needs were assisted by naval craft taking people on board to avoid any possible accident.
235. Sick and wounded civilians were provided urgent first aid by Navy Personnel and then evacuated to Pullmodai and Point Pedro for more comprehensive medical treatment by naval medical personnel at makeshift hospitals.
The Ministry of Defence further stated: “On 18 May 2009, Sri Lanka defeated the LTTE, bringing to an end three decades of conflict and suffering.”