Friday, May 15, 2009

Sri Lankan embassy calls for support against Tamil rebels


(the peninsula)DOHA: The Sri Lankan Embassy has called upon the international community to support its government in its fight against the rebel group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The Sri Lankan government has given paramount priority to ensuring the safety of civilians trapped in the war zone in the north of the country, where the military is in the final stages of a battle to crush the rebels, the embassy said. The security forces were engaged in rescue missions and would continue to do so since the LTTE has not made any attempt to release the civilians it was holding hostage, it said. Full text