Another Wikileaks cable to haunt the Govt

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on Another Wikileaks cable to haunt the Govt

BBC – Wikileaks: Sri Lanka ‘rejected rebel surrender offer’

The Sri Lankan government rejected a surrender offer by Tamil Tiger rebels at the end of the war, reports released through the Wikileaks website say.

They say that Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa dismissed US pressure to allow a mediated surrender with the words “we’re beyond that now”.

The leaked US cables suggest requests for the International Red Cross to go into the war zone were refused.



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