Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Fire Zone splits into two

The Sri Lanka Army has cut across the No Fire Zone (NFZ) this evening (April 21) and reached the Puthumatalan beach, thus splitting the NFZ into two. Nearly 50, 000 civilians held hostage by the LTTE have crossed into government controlled areas since Monday, says the Defence Ministry. The total number of civilians who have sought refuge in government controlled areas has now increased to 121,497.