I said to the president, I will go and take their surrender.
Rajapaksa said, No, our army is very generous and very disciplined. There is no need for you to go to a warzone. You don t need to put your life at risk .
Chandra Nehru said Basil, the president s brother, called him. He said, They will be safe. They have to hoist a white flag. And he gave me the route they should follow.
The MP got through to Nadesan at about 6.20am local time on Monday. The sound of gunfire was louder than ever.
We are ready, Nadesan told him. I m going to walk out and hoist the white flag.