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 search of protection. Many of these peoples have had to experience repeated displacement, causing much strain and hardship trying to escape the shelling and bombardment. SEDOT´s Situation Report on Vanni Displacement
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, following the advice by his brother and SL Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has approved a suggestion to appoint Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna, a renegade Tiger commander who turned leader of a paramilitary group operated by the Sri Lanka Army in Batticaloa and Ampaa’rai, as national list parliamentarian of the UPFA, […]
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 […]
Sri Lankas government has ordered aid groups operating in the Wanni to move out saying their security cannot be guaranteed in the future, the Associated Press reported quoting Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.