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LTTE must lay down arms: No ceasefire call to Sri Lanka – consensus at UN Security Council
Sri Lanka not on Security Council agenda
"Influence Tigers to let civilians go" – Sir John Holmes
The UN Security Council on Friday (27) received a briefing by Under Secretary General Sir John Holmes who visited Sri Lanka at President Rajapaksa’s invitation last week. The briefing did not result in a ceasefire call to Sri Lanka from the Security Council, but general agreement that the LTTE must lay down arms and ease suffering of civilians.
An armed soldier escorts children to Montessori school at Menik Farm Kadiragamar welfare centre in Vavuniya, where hundreds of families who escaped from LTTE clutches are being looked after by the government.
(Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi)

Fitch downgrade "unwarranted,’’ says Central Bank
The Central Bank Friday labeled the downward revision by Fitch Ratings of Sri Lanka’s outlook on the foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) as "unwarranted."

India appeals to SL to accept LTTE ceasefire offer
India today appealed to Sri Lanka to accept the LTTE’s offer of ceasefire, and called for a pause in the ongoing hostilities between the security forces and the rebels in the northern province so that civilians trapped in the war..


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