Daily News Online

DateLine Saturday, 26 May 2007

News Bar

News: Batticaloa resettlement expedited ...           Political: Non-confrontational attitude not a weakness, Chief Govt Whip tells JVP..           Financial: IATA uploads new website with vital airline information  ...           Sports: Major Sports Assembly meeting here in November  ....

Home

 | SHARE MARKET  | EXCHANGE RATE  | TRADING  | PICTURE GALLERY  | ARCHIVES | 

dailynews
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

LTTE says 'no' to Omanthai civilian movements

VAVUNIYA: The Omanthai entry/exit point remained closed yesterday after discussions between ICRC officials and LTTE Political wing leader S.P.Thamilchelvan failed in Killinochchi.

The LTTE has declined to open their road blocks to civilian movement.

ICRC officials met LTTE Thamilchelvan at his office in Killinochchi and requested the LTTE to reopen the Omanthai entry/exit point for civilians.

But the discussion failed and the LTTE declined to open the crossing point in Omanthai, a spokesman from the Media Centre for National Security said.

"ICRC officials told the Security Forces that they will submit to the Government a full report of the discussion held with the LTTE," he told the Daily News.

The Security Forces showed their willingness to open the Omanthai entry/exit point for civilians and provide security to ICRC officials if the LTTE stopped attacks targeting innocent civilians, he added.

The MCNS spokesman said the LTTE is trying to cover up their tyranny in the uncleared areas. "If the Omanthai entry/exit point is open, the media and other organisations might go and see the real situation there, and report to the world," he said.

The Omanthai entry/exit point was closed on Wednesday evening when LTTE cadres fired at a civilian van that tried to flee the LTTE grip. The ICRC officials had withdrawn from Omanthai and Uyilankulam afterwards.

EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
www.srilankans.com
www.cf.lk/hedgescourt
www.buyabans.com
www.defence.lk
www.helpheroes.lk/
www.peaceinsrilanka.org
www.army.lk
www.news.lk

| News | Editorial | Financial | Features | Political | Security | Sport | World | Letters | Obituaries | News Feed |

Produced by Lake House Copyright 2006 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor