Sri Lanka Rejects Truce Call As Fighting Escalates

[AFP]

Sri Lanka’s government Wednesday rejected fresh calls for a truce with Tamil Tiger rebels as security forces took another village previously held by the cornered guerrillas. Defense spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said the government was firmly committed to wiping out “terrorism” and described the demand for a ceasefire from a Tamil Tiger proxy as “laughable.” “We have taken a policy decision to completely root out terrorism,” Rambukwella told reporters here. “There will be no ceasefire with the LTTE ( Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam).”

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