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Finland to pull observers from Sri Lanka ahead of Tigers’ deadline

Finland is to recall its observers from Sri Lanka on security grounds before the September 1 deadline set by Tamil Tiger rebels for all European Union ceasefire monitors to leave, the Finnish foreign ministry has said. “Based on the fact that the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) are not going to guarantee the monitors’ safety after September 1, we will recall our observers by then,” mission desk officer Marita Maunola told AFP on Friday. Full Story

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