Tamil Tigers Appeal Over Shrine

April 8, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News


Sri Lankan rebels have asked Norwegian peace brokers to pressurise the government to end violence near the country's most revered Catholic shrine.

The rebels say the army has been shelling the church compound in Madhu in Tamil Tiger-controlled territory near the frontline in the fighting.

But the army blames the Tigers for taking up positions in the area.