Friday, February 27, 2009

Sri Lanka War News Updates -- February 28, 2009

A soldier rides his bicycle near Dharmapuran, about 12 km (7.4 miles) west of the current fighting front line Feb. 22, 2009. Dharmapuran was captured about a month ago by the Sri Lanka army after fights with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).(Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

'Great Danger' For Civilians In Sri Lanka Conflict: UN -- Yahoo News/AFP

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan civilians face "great danger" after being caught in fighting between Tamil rebels and the advancing military, a senior UN diplomat warned on Friday.

"Estimates vary of the number of civilians trapped, from 70,000 according to the government, through around 200,000 according to UN estimates, up to 300,000 or more according to Tamil groups," said UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes told Security Council members.

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More News On Sri Lanka

UN urges Sri Lanka rebels to let civilians leave -- AP
UN Fears for Civilians Trapped in Sri Lankan Fighting -- Voice Of America
Sri Lanka rebels boxed in further, army says -- Reuters
Military: Sri Lankan rebels lose more land -- AP
SL forces on the verge of capturing remaining LTTE-held areas -- Press Trust India
Senior rebel leader dies in Sri Lanka fighting -- China View
Other nations Could Learn from Sri Lanka Navy’s Fight Against the Tamil Tigerswar -- Janes
Sri Lanka May Need Bailout as War Debt Drain Reserves -- Bloomberg
Fight to the end -- International Herald Tribune opinion

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