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Sri Lanka Rejects U.N. Civilian Plea

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23 Apr 09 | BBC

Sri Lanka has rejected an appeal by the UN to allow aid agencies into the war zone in the north-east to help civilians affected by heavy fighting.

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told the BBC that such a move “would not be sensible at the moment”.

Mr Rajapaksa’s rejection came after a senior UN official urged Tamil rebels to lay down their arms so trapped people in the war zone can be helped.

The government says the rebels are now facing all-out defeat in the war. >>>

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Written by Editors

23 April 2009 at 1:34 pm

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