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Sri Lanka rejects Tamil Tiger truce call: military

world Updated: Feb 23, 2009 11:17 IST

Sri Lanka's military on Monday demanded the complete surrender of the Tamil Tigers, rejecting rebel calls for an immediate ceasefire.

Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said the government could not accept a conditional truce from the cornered Tamil Tigers and insisted that the guerrillas should unconditionally lay down arms first.

"Our position is that they must lay down arms and surrender," Nanayakkara said. "There is no shift in our position."