Bring innocent civilians to safety: India to Lanka

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New Delhi, Feb 24: India on Tuesday, Feb 24 asked Sri Lanka to appropriately work for the evacuation of civilians from war zones and expressed its willingness to help in this direction.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said that India was ready to provide all necessary help to facilitate the process of bringing innocent civilians to safety and to meet their humanitarian needs for relief materials, medicines and medical care.

He also said, "We have seen reports that the LTTE has declared its willingness to discuss international appeals to permit internally displaced persons caught in the zone of conflict to leave the area for safety."

The spokesman also appealed to Sri Lankan Government to work out appropriate and credible procedures for the evacuation of the civilians.

"India is working out modalities with Sri Lankan government to arrange for early dispatch of medical help and medicine to reach sick and injured civilians," Prakash said.

ANI

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