Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tamil Civilians Fleeing LTTE Areas

(nasdaq)(RTTNews) - With the Sri Lankan Army adhering to its Zero Civilian Casualty Policy as it pushes ahead to the strongholds of the retreating Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, Tamil civilians in large numbers are seeking refuge with the army during the last three days, the defense ministry said in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.

It said reports coming from the battlefield in the North reveal that 850 civilians had sought refuge with Sri Lankan soldiers since the night of Tuesday in what is being described as perhaps the highest number of Tamils seeking refuge from Tiger-held areas. Full Text