April 22, 2024


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Security Council calls on rebellion to lay down arms

Civilians trapped in the conflict in Sri Lanka are at the center of the concerns of the UN Security Council. He demands their evacuation from the combat zones and asks the Tamil rebels to lay down their arms.

The Sri Lankan army has launched a muscular offensive against the separatists who are cornered in an area of ​​13 km2. The Security Council meeting yesterday in New York was informal due to the position of China and Russia.

According to diplomats, these two countries believe that this civil war is an internal affair in Sri Lanka in the north. According to the Sri Lankan army at least 100,000 civilians could have fled the fighting. “Civilians to whom the authorities do not provide all the necessary assistance”, lamented the American ambassador to the UN.