EU appalls by the assassination of aid worker in Sri Lanka; Provides 2 Million Flood Aid

In a statement, EU aid commissioner Louis Michel condemned the recent killing of a 28-year-old aid staffer, who worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on a shelter project financed by Brussels. “I am appalled by the assassination of this brave and committed young aid worker in Sri Lanka,” Michel said. “The perpetrators of such horrendous acts must be brought to justice. There can be no impunity. At least 29 aid workers have been killed in Sri Lanka since 2006”, the commission said.

The European Commission (EU) to provide additional help to Sri Lanka to help more than 300,000 people displaced by floods due to the recent Cyclone and heavy torrential rain in the Northern region of Sri Lanka.

‘The aim is to help over 300,000 displaced and vulnerable people in the Vanni region, where recent heavy monsoon rains and flooding exacerbated the humanitarian situation,’ said EU aid commissioner Louis Michel. European Commission´s statement 5 December 2008