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Sri Lanka Rejects EU Calls For Ceasefire

Global concerns grew on Wednesday over the plight of an estimated 50,000 Tamil civilians still trapped between the lines in Sri Lanka’s northeastern region of Mullaitivu, where the military has cornered the Tamil Tiger rebels in an area of only about five square kilometres. The Sri Lankan government rejected calls for a ceasefire by the visiting French and British foreign ministers, Bernard Kouchner and David Miliband.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says his mission to Sri Lanka with his British counterpart was difficult and tense

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says his mission to Sri Lanka with his British counterpart was difficult and tense

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  • Date 29.04.2009
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