President's appeal for civilians to leave no fire zone air dropped

Friday, May 1, 2009 Leave a Comment

(May 01, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) President Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal to the civilians in the 'no fire zone' in the north calling them to leave the area has been air dropped, a statement from the President's office said.

“I appeal to every one of you to come over to the cleared areas” states President Rajapaksa's appeal in Tamil language.

Here is the text of the President’s appeal:

“I am aware of the tremendous difficulties faced by the civilians who are unfortunately still being held hostage by the LTTE in the “no-fire zone”.

“Your suffering is prolonged by this action of the LTTE who are holding you as a human shield for their own safety and security.

“I appeal to every one of you to come over to the cleared areas.

“My government will continue to give utmost priority to ensure the safety and welfare of each and every one of you.”

-Sri Lanka Guardian

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