Why Aren't Media Allowed into Sri Lanka War Zone?

Thank you for covering the story ("'We'll Fight Them Right to the End': Sri Lanka," Feb.

Published: Wednesday, 02/18/2009 12:00 am EST

Thank you for covering the story ("'We'll Fight Them Right to the End': Sri Lanka," Feb. 11). I want to add that the main reason the LTTE and other groups took up arms in the first place was to achieve equal rights for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Even now, although there is a humanitarian crisis in the Vanni region with over 250,000 people trapped in a war zone and numerous others being bombed in government-designated "safety zones," we Tamils believe that the only way to achieve lasting peace is to recognize the Tamil rights for self-
determination.

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