Five civilians, including two children, displaced recently from Mannaar district were killed Saturday evening when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery attack on Puthumu’rippu village, situated 7 km southwest of Ki’inochchi town. Three civilians were rushed to Ki’inochchi hospital in critical condition, according to medical sources. The SLA attack, targeting the village, densely populated by IDPs, comes a day after Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) dropped leaflets threatening heavy casualties to civilians in Vanni unless they moved from LTTE administered Vanni.kilde Tamilnet.com, Automatisk oversat med google til Dansk.
Rights group Amnesty International appealed Wednesday to Sri Lankan authorities to allow aid to reach more than 300,000 displaced people in the violence-hit northern Wanni region. “Our information indicates that the situation in Wanni is rapidly becoming critical, despite the government’s statements that it is coping,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty’s Asia-Pacific director.
TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran today said that he wouldn’t be surprised if former Minister Douglas Devananda or former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan were arrested in the wake of the arrest of Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan on Sunday. Chandrakanthan (aka Pillaiyan) was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on Sunday in connection with […]
Hundreds of civilians protested Friday against the aid groups’ departure. Dozens blocked a convoy of trucks that was carrying humanitarian workers and equipment from the area, according to aid workers. About 200 people protested for several hours outside the World Food Program office and another 100 demonstrated outside the office of the U.N. High Commissioner […]