Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sri Lanka's war grinds on despite U.S., U.N. calls

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Fighting in Sri Lanka's war showed no signs of abating on Thursday despite strong words from Barack Obama and the U.N. Security Council, with both sides refusing to budge in the waning days of a 25-year conflict.

The Security Council and Obama on Wednesday urged the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to surrender and free tens of thousands of civilians they are holding, and the military to stop shelling people and refrain from using heavy weapons. Full text