The veteran doctors T. Saththiyamoorthy and S. Varadarajah, who were working at hospitals inside the so-called no-fire zone, who publicised daily the casualties caused by heavy shelling there, have been arrested when they entered Sri Lanka Army controlled territory and their whereabouts are unknown. Both Dr. Sathyamoorthy and Dr. Varadarajan have been recommended by the UN for special honours for their part in carrying out their professional duties under difficult and trying conditions in the war front so far. Earlier, the government defence spokesperson and minister Kehiliya Rambukwella told journalists in the Colombo that the two doctors were not attached to the Government service.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) infiltrators Thursday morning triggered a Claymore mine targeting a passenger bus on its way from Pu’liyangku’lam to Ki’linochchi on A9 Road, killing at least three civilians on the spot, including the driver of the bus, initial reports from the Tamileelam Police. Meanwhile, medical sources reported that five […]
New photographs have emerged which raise fresh questions about the conduct of Sri Lanka’s armed forces during the final stages of the operation against Tamil rebels and have led to claims the 12-year-old son of the militants’ leader may have been summarily executed. ( independent.co.uk ) A series of photographs taken a few hours apart and […]
Current situation in Sri Lanka’s North‐East area: Vanni Displacement. Government advancement, along with shelling and aerial bombardment has caused tens of thousands of Tamils living in the area of the Mannar District: Manthai West and Madhu, Kilnochchi Poonahari, Pachilaipalli and District: Karachi, Mullaitivu District: Thunukai, Ottisuttan, Karaithuraipatru and Manthai East to flee their homes in […]