Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ICRC negotiating safe passage.

Omanthai Crossing Point
Omanthai Crossing Point
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stressed that movement for safe passage need to be negotiated with the government and the LTTE.

The ICRC says that it is discussing new crossing-point arrangements in the north with the government and the LTTE.

"Finding an arrangement for movement between government and LTTE-controlled territory is essential for the safe passage of civilians, ambulances and food convoys, and for the return of bodies of fallen fighters," said Paul Castella, the ICRC's head of delegation in Sri Lanka. Full Text