Sri Lankas Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake’s son Vidura Wickremanayake is contesting the general election from the UPFA for Kalutara District and is using a fleet of vehicles without number plates in his election campaign. He has no worry from the police of any other forces despite these vehicles could be seen in all parts of the district with Vidura Wickremanayake’s photograph and preference number displayed.
The Sri Lankan government should immediately lift its September order barring humanitarian agencies from the Vanni conflict area in northern Sri Lanka so they can assist thousands of persons displaced by flooding from Cyclone Nisha.
The map shows in yellow, the route taken by the UN food convoy consisting of 51 food trucks with one week food for the 200,000 IDPS which entered Vanni on 3 October 2008. That was the only UN food convoy to enter Vanni since the UN and other international agencies were ordered out of Vanni […]
Rights group Amnesty International appealed Wednesday to Sri Lankan authorities to allow aid to reach more than 300,000 displaced people in the violence-hit northern Wanni region. “Our information indicates that the situation in Wanni is rapidly becoming critical, despite the government’s statements that it is coping,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific director.