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.
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 […]
The man many people believe to be ultimately responsible for abductions and killings in the east is Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, aka Col Karuna Amman. You can hear Roland Buerk’s report from Sri Lanka on BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents
SLAF bombs the heart of the Ki’linochchi town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located, 2 civilians wounded, 23 houses damaged
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers attacked Ki’linochchi town Wednesday around 7:00 a.m., wounding a 90-year-old man and a 11-year-old boy and causing damage to 23 houses. The attack has taken place at the heart of the town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located. The Sri Lankan bombers fired […]