Sri Lanka Rejects U.N. Civilian Plea
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. >>>