Sri Lanka declares 48-hour ceasefire in civil war
Looks like this new year bring peace to the Sri Lankan's. It is a general belief that what happens in the new year, repeats throughout the year. Sri Lanaka on Sunday declared 48 hour cease-fire to allow the trapped civilians in the war front on the occasion of Tamil and Sinhala new year.
Happy new year to all Sri Lankans. May this new year bring you all peace and happiness.
Suba Aluth Avurudu and Puthandru Nal vazhthukkal..!
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president on Sunday ordered government troops to halt their offensive against cornered Tamil rebels over the two-day Sinhala and Tamil New Year that starts on Monday.
Mahinda Rajapakse's office said in a statement that the move would allow thousands of Tamil civilians trapped in the fighting to celebrate the New Year.
"With this objective in view, His Excellency has directed the armed forces of the state to restrict their operations during the New Year to those of a defensive nature," the statement said.
It reiterated a call to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to lay down arms and surrender to security forces who have pushed the guerrillas into a narrow strip of coastal jungle in the island's northeast.
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