Civilians say Tamil Tigers fired at those who fled. Witnesses saw victims of phosphorus bombs.
Mr Rajapaksa made the announcement in a speech to the country\'s parliament, a day after the army said rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had been killed.
Since the 4th of May Hammersmith team has been stuck in Egypt at Rafa crossing. The Group is on humanitarian mission to set up cardiac hospital unit.