Friday, May 15, 2009

Civilians rebuke European interference

(DN)The Peace Secretariat welcomes the latest efforts by the Sri Lankan forces, which have enabled over 5000 more of our fellow citizens to escape from LTTE clutches. It is also noteworthy that this has not been accompanied by allegations of large numbers of civilian casualties.

It is noteworthy that, following the large exodus of over 100,000 civilians in the three days after April 20, the flood became only a trickle as the Tigers built up their techniques of imprisonment. Our forces could only move forward slowly and cautiously, so as to avoid civilian casualties, but nevertheless they did move. It was however only on May 10 then that there was another substantial number of escapees. Full text

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