India asks Sri Lanka to extend truce

April 17th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India Friday asked Sri Lanka to extend the pause in hostilities to help civilians trapped in the war zone to move to safe areas and said that any further civilian casualties will be “totally unacceptable”.
“The government of Sri Lanka must extend this pause in hostilities to prevent further casualties and enable trapped civilians to leave the area to secure locations,” External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in a statement here.

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