Friday, May 15, 2009

Rescue all Tamil civilians near at hand - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

(DN)The freedom of the Tamil civilians held hostage by the LTTE is near at hand and the rescue of all civilians in the small patch of land held by the LTTE will be done in 48 hours. So said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing Sri Lankan migrant workers employed at a garment factory in Jordan, yesterday, May 14.

The President said that despite attempts by some nations to bully a small country such as Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan people stood firm to uphold the nation's dignity and honor to live as a proud people. "We have already taken steps to settle over 200,000 displaced persons in the North under state security and we are much fast in such methods, when compared to other countries which experience war situations." Full text