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Mar 09, 2009 at 05:32pm IST

Indian medics to heal Sri Lankan Tamil wounds

New Delhi: Even as AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha is fasting to support the Sri Lankan Tamil cause, an Indian armed forces medical team will land shortly in Colombo.

The team comprising 50 personnel includes surgeons, nurses and paramedics.

It will be moving to the eastern coastal town of Pulmoddai to treat injured Tamil civilians.

DRAWING ATTENTION: People and politicians of TN have been asking Centre to intervene directly.

They will work together with the Red Cross. They will set up an operation theatre and an independent clinical laboratory.

The team will gift medicines worth more than Rs three crore to Sri Lanka. This is the first time since the 2004 tsunami that an armed forces medical team from India will be officially sent to Sri Lanka.