Sunday, September 28, 2008

Go to again LTTE controlled areas.-Sri lanka Gov. decided

The Government has now decided to allow UN officials to escort food convoys to LTTE-controlled areas.
Two weeks ago The government ordered the UN and other humanitarian agencies out of the Wanni.

Human Rights activist lawyer’s home attacked

HR activist lawyer’s home attacked

The home of leading human rights activist J.C. Weliamuna came under a grenade attack in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 28th).

Two grenades had been hurled at the premises at Kohuwala around 2.00 am, but only one had exploded.

No one has been injured, while there is minor damage to the house and the property.

Mr. Weliamuna, executive director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, has appeared in many HR cases in the Supreme Court and also is an activist against corruption in the state.

Sri Lanka's war entering tragic phase- Canadian MP

Sri Lanka's war entering tragic phase- Canadian MP

Canadian MP and Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic Bob Rae says Sri Lanka's war is entering a tragic new phase as the Sri Lankan government issues an official warning that the government can no longer 'guarantee' the safety of aid workers in the north and east, and encouraging them to leave the area.

"As violence between the government and the LTTE spirals out of control once again, the country's once admired democratic institutions are buckling under the strain. The number of deaths in the fighting is now estimated at 75,000...There is much that the warring parties in Sri Lanka can do to reverse this situation. A complete ceasefire and a return of the government, the LTTE and others to the negotiating table could reverse the escalating violence," Rae said on his website.

France says Sri lanka govt. has obligation to protect civilians

France says Sri lanka govt has obligation to protect civilians

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union, France, welcomed the meeting of the Co-Chairs of the 2003 Tokyo Conference held on 24 September in New York in relation to the current civil war in Sri Lanka.

This meeting, which brought together representatives from the European Union, United States, Japan and Norway, has enabled a broad consensus to be reached on the assessment of the situation on the ground, France said in a statement

LTTE attack TMVP camp

LTTE attack TMVP camp

The LTTE attacked a TMVP camp deep in the Batticaloa jungles this morning killing one TMVP cadre and injuring at least eight others.

Security forces continued advances in the combined Mullaittivu-Kilinochchi battlefront

6 LTTE terrorists killed, LTTE body recovered in Wanni fighting

Security forces continued advances in the combined Mullaittivu-Kilinochchi battlefront Saturday (Sep 27), reportedly killing 6 terrorists and recovering a terrorist body, according to military reports received.

4 terrorists were killed during fighting ensued between troops and LTTE, West of Mankulama, at around 1p.m. Subsequently, troops have recovered a slain LTTE body along with 2 T-56 assault riffles, sources said.

Also, a terrorist was reported killed and another injured in general area West of Akkarayankulama, when troops forced into an LTTE bunker defence.

Meanwhile, an LTTE terrorist was killed sniped in the same area .