Sri Lanka's military says rebels will face military action if they do not surrender in 24 hours. Defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella says that rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has been given until noon on Tuesday (11 pm IST) to make a decision or face a "military course of action." The statement came on Monday after the military said it broke through rebel defences in a designated "no-fire zone" and freed some 25,000 people who were trapped there.