B. Muralidhar Reddy

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan military on Friday claimed it had encircled the “last standoff” of the LTTE west of the “No Fire Zone” in Puthukkudiyirippu.

Separately, the pro-LTTE TamilNet quoted political head of the LTTE, B. Nadesan, as urging the Chinese and Russian governments to allow the Sri Lankan Tamils’ plight to be discussed at the U.N. Security Council a second time.

His Comments followed reports that China was not in favour of a second Security Council meeting on Sri Lanka.