Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Violence continues as ceasefire deadline approaches

The Syrian city of Homs faced further violence as the extended ceasefire deadline approaches.

Opposition activists have said that at least 30 people were killed as the Assad regime launched furhter offensives on the city.

The regime had previously assured the UN-Arab League envoy to the region, Kofi Annan, that they would "cease all military fighting throughout Syrian territory as of 06:00 (03:00 GMT), while reserving the right to respond proportionately to any attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups."

Adding to theincreasing cynicism expressed by foreign leaders, the US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, said,

"Nothing casts more doubt on the credibility of the commitments than the fact that commitments have been made and made and made and broken and broken and broken."

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, said,

"Far from fulfilling their commitment, the regime has cynically exploited the window of diplomatic negotiations to crack down even harder on its own people,"

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.