Friday, May 15, 2009

UNSC takes on Lanka

council recognizes fight against LTTE

(DM)UNITED NATIONS, Thursday (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council (UNsc) for the first time yesterday voiced grave concern over civilian deaths in the war in Sri Lanka and demanded that the security forces and the LTTE take urgent action to protect civilians.

The message to the Tamil Tiger rebels and the government of Sri Lanka was agreed on during a closed-door meeting of the 15-nation Security Council, its first formal consultations on the issue since the Sri Lankan war escalated sharply several months ago. Full text