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Sri Lanka: the government view

Robin Lustig | 09:58 UK time, Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The Sri Lankan high commissioner in London, Nichal Jayasinghe, has told me there's no need for government forces to heed calls for a ceasefire because they aren't firing anyway. But the Red Cross says the situation in the no-fire zone where tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels is "nothing short of catastrophic". Click below to hear what the High Commissioner said.

(broadcast on The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4, 21 April 2009)


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