Via BBC: U.S. State Department image of the conflict area in Sri Lanka, taken this month after approximately 100,000 refugees were herded onto the beach near the so-called safe zone. Â U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said,
“There continues to be firing from both sides into the no-fire zone, and we have credible reports of increasing casualties as a result.”
This based on U.S. satellite photos of the conflict zone. Finally, independent corroboration of charges human rights organizations (including the U.N.) have made against both sides.