UN holds pullout as civilians protest
UN agencies and International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) have temporarily halted the withdrawal of their staff from the strife-torn Wanni region following protests from civilians for the second consecutive day yesterday.
11,000 Tiger cadres killed, 4,000 remain: Army Chief
About 11,000 Tiger guerrillas have been killed since the military launched its campaign to secure the Mavil Aru anicut in July 2006, Army Commander Sarath Fonseka told his officers on Friday. The toll was given during his quarterly address to officers of Grade 1 and above.
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