Sri Lanka’s hardline government Thursday criticised United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for expressing deep concern about Tamil civilians in the Vanni region. Sri Lankan human rights ministry official Rajiva Wijesinghe told reporters that there were no civilian casualties in the Colombo government’s ongoing offensive and that the UN Chief’s comments were helping the LTTE. On Wednesday a UN statement in New York said: “the secretary general expresses his deep concern over the increased hostilities in northern Sri Lanka, and the grave humanitarian consequences for civilians.” Kilde: TAmilnet.com Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.
The video that begins with the Sri Lankan air force bombing of Vanni shows people, including school children in white uniforms, huddling in bunkers. A few seconds’ later, people are seen pulling out dead bodies from amidst the destruction and the bloody images are interspersed with patients in hospitals lamenting their fate and bemoaning that […]
A prominent Tamil film director and a vocal Eelam supporter Seeman has been arrested at his residence few hours ago. He was arrested for his fiery speech on October 19, 2008 at Rameswaram huge rally organized by the Tamil Nadu directors and other people in the Tamil film industry. Speaking on his arrest Seeman said, […]
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 […]