Defence ministry denies "hospital attack"
Sri Lanka Defence ministry vehemently denied the
fabricated news item carried on some international media and pro-LTTE
websites alleging the security forces shelled at a hospital inside the
"Civilian Safe Zone" (CSZ), killing at least 45 civilians, according to
LTTE and alleged hospital sources.
While the Sri Lankan security forces maneuvering on
the final phase of their mission to rescue thousands of innocent Tamil
civilians forcibly held by the terrorists in CSZ, the media sympathetic
to the terrorists once again have misinformed the international
community with another fabricated story as did recently.
"This is another deliberate attempt made by the LTTE
terrorists and its propaganda machinery to tarnish the image of the
security forces" military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.
Despite the pro-LTTE allegations level against
security forces, the Sri Lanka Army, one of the most responsible and
professional forces, firmly asserts that it would continue its rescue
operation with precision and offering maximum protection to entrapped
civilians in the remaining patch of land and to rid the country from a
world's most ruthless terrorist outfit.
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