Friday, May 15, 2009

U.S. Navy had prepared options to assist Sri Lanka

Special Correspondent

(TH)NEW DELHI: The United States Navy had prepared a set of options to evacuate or provide humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the war zone of Sri Lanka.

Disclosing this, the U.S. Pacific Command chief, Admiral Timothy J. Keating, said here that an assessment team had visited Sri Lanka some two-three months ago for an assessment and had subsequently submitted a list of options to the U.S. government. Full text