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Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers call ceasefire-statement

[Reuters, Sunday, 26 April 2009 10:54 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, with the military having surrounded them in a tiny area along with thousands of civilians, the separatists said.

 

"In the face of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and in response to the calls made by the U.N., EU, the governments of India and others, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has announced a unilateral ceasefire," an LTTE statement said.

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