Over 100 civilians seek Forces’ protection
Around 135 civilians sought protection with the
Security Forces in Ampalavanpokkerni on Wednesday.
Hostage situation in ‘safe zone’
LTTE actively engaged in preventing civilians’
Responding to international claims that the
48-hour humanitarian pause was inadequate, the Government said
yesterday that what prevails in the ‘safe zone’ was a hostage
situation, which needed strategical military maneuvers to save
trapped civilians and not a normal evacuation process.