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.
Kollywood actor Kamal Haasan asked his fans to refrain from celebrating his birthday on November 7, as he was “deeply hurt by the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka”. In a statement, Kamal Hasan said, “I beseech my fans to refrain from celebrations. An individual’s birthday loses credence or importance when genocide is practiced in […]
Two civilians including a schoolteacher were killed and seven more wounded in an air strike this morning, 10th 0f October 2008. Around 6.45, Sri Lankan Air force targeted a civilian settlement in Kumarapuram, 1 km west of Paranthan. The wounded were immediately admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital. Arumainathan Santhirathevi, 52, and her 10-year-old daughter Arumainathan […]
The extreme humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons, including thousands of children, who are already malnourished, would deteriorate dramatically as clean water is not available for all the IDPs and they have been deprived of medicine by the Sri Lankan government, said Executive Director Paul O’Callaghan of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), which […]