Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Military denies loss of civilian lives in fighting around Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi

(DM)Medical staff in Sri Lanka says at least 18 civilians have been killed as the military continues its offensive on the northern bases of Tamil Tiger rebels.

According to BBC Sinhala hospital officials said the number killed in fighting around Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu could be much higher. The military said Mullaitivu - the last major rebel stronghold - was now surrounded, but it denied rebel claims that civilians came under attack. Full Text