Sri Lanka: May 20, 2000


The LTTE claims to have taken the second largest town in Jaffna; Chavakachcheri. The government insists they have gotten India to provide support, but do not say what that support will be. Neither have the Indians, except to say then might provide humanitarian aid. Norway has sent a peace delegation, but the government will not talk to the LTTE as long as the LTTE demands government withdrawal from Jaffna first.


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