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Australian NGO Director warns of Humanitarian Disaster in the absence of foreign aid workers

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...

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FN vil blive i Vanni.

FN sagde søndag, at deres hjælpefolk ikke var i stand til at leve op til Sri Lankas regerings ordre om at forlade det tamilsk dominerede Vanni område på grund af protester fra de lokale civile. Men Sri Lankas forsvarsminister advare om at tidsfristen er udløbet. “Vi har midlertidigt suspenderet vores tilbagetrækning af personale, køretøjer og andet...

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Dozens blocked a convoy of trucks that was carrying humanitarian workers and equipment from Vanni

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...

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LTTE leader pays tributes to Black Tiger commandos on Vavuniyaa mission

Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Leader Velupillai Pirapaharan on Thursday paid his last respects to the ten Black Tiger commandos, who laid down their lives during the Tiger operation on the Vanni headquarters of the Sri Lankan forces (SF HQ). LTTE officials told media that the LTTE leader paid his last respects with garlanding the...

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Ban Ki-moon ‘helping LTTE’ – Sri Lanka

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....

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TNA condemns expulsion of foreign aid workers from Vanni

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Thursday condemned the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) for instructing the foreign NGOs and aid workers to leave from Vanni and urged the International Community to prevail upon the GoSL to recall its decision. The move by the GoSL was another blow to the already many times displaced masses...

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Tamils Against Genocide Report -2: Tamil Genocide: History

Watch webcast by – Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan. In this video broadcast, Bruce Fein traces Sri Lanka’s genocidal history against Tamils,and focusses on the urgent need to prosecute, in the U.S. Courts, high-level Sri Lankan Government officials for crimes against humanity.

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Dansk Flygtningehjælp formoder at deres medarbejde skulle vært ud af Vanni i går.

Steen Wetlesen, Programleder for Dansk Flygtningehjælp og Danish Demining Group i Colmbo, Sri Lanka, har oplyst til Tamilvoice.dk i dag, at han formoder at Dansk flygtningehjælp forlod Vanni området i går, sammen med FN organisationerne efter ordre fra Sri Lankas regering. Han håbede på at de fortsat kan yde hjælp til flygtninge gennem sine lokale...

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SLAF bombs the heart of the Ki’linochchi town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located, 2 civilians wounded, 23 houses damaged

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers attacked Ki’linochchi town Wednesday around 7:00 a.m., wounding a 90-year-old man and a 11-year-old boy and causing damage to 23 houses. The attack has taken place at the heart of the town where NGO offices, residences, civilian facilities and other offices are located. The Sri Lankan bombers fired...

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Indian radar operators wounded in Vanni SF HQ

Two Indian radar operators working for Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) sustained injuries in the attack carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam on Sri Lankan forces Vanni Headquarters located in Vavuniyaa. SLA sources in Vavuniyaa said 26 military personnel were wounded in the mission. The joint forces headquarter. The wounded Indian radar operators...