Why does Sri Lanka not allow international media into the conflict zone?

This is just a no brain-er for me. But so many Tamil Tiger morons out there spin this around to make it seem that Tamils are facing genocide and a 'war without witnesses'.

So why does Sri Lanka not allow media into a conflict zone that is heavily mined by the retreating Tigers? And why wont Sri Lanka allow media or non military personnel into a conflict zone where its own soldiers are dying regularly?

Since the early 90's the Tigers have used aid workers and journalist as cover for their logistical needs. In order to allow non combatants (media or aid workers) into this zone, many routes have to be opened. The entire operation then would be rendered useless if the Tiger leaders manage to flee.

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