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.
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 […]
Kumaran Pathmanathan alias “KP”, the detained former chief arms procurer and smuggler for the LTTE, is currently making an immense contribution to peace by working for ethnic harmony, says the Singapore-based expert on terrorism, Prof. Rohan Gunaratna. “He is building bridges between the Tamils and other communities, both at home and overseas, and is striving […]
Civil authorities in the north say that in the providing essential relief to the displaced Killinochchi district has become difficult as fighting intensifies. Government Agent Nagalingam Vedanayagam said that about twenty five thousand are displaced as civilians flee their villages fearing further fighting. “Most of these people are from Iranamadu Junction, Murugandi and Arivial Nagar […]