Sri Lanka government refuses to accept surrender

As the end game in Sri Lanka comes to a close, the war crimes of the Rajapakse administration continue. 

It is now being reported that the Army discovered 150 LTTE leaders and cadres who committed suicide; LTTE leader Prabhakaran is believed to be among them.

The remaining LTTE cadres who refused to commit suicide have petitioned the government for a cease-fire in order to surrender.

“We cannot permit any more harm to befall them. We remain with one last choice — to remove the last weak excuse of the enemy for killing our people. We have decided to silence our guns.”

However, the government has refused to accept their surrender.  Says AP:

“The government rejected the last-ditch call for a cease-fire, saying the thousands of civilians trapped in the war zone all have escaped to safety and there was no longer any reason to stop the battle. “

Well, except that the pesky Geneva Conventions require surrendering combatants to be treated as POWs…