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Red Cross Warns of "Unimaginable Humanitarian Catastrophe" in Sri Lanka

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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Red Cross Warns of "Unimaginable Humanitarian Catastrophe" in Sri Lanka


www.democracynow.org

Sri Lankan television stations broadcast footage today of a body purported to be that of Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
While many Sri Lankans have been celebrating the end of the Tamil Tigers, the Red Cross is warning northeastern Sri Lanka still faces “an unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe.” Most aid groups are still barred from the region, where 8,000 civilians hhave been killed since January.
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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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And more:
"The Sri Lankan government has detained three Sri Lankan doctors who were treating civilians inside the conflict zone. During the war, the doctors had provided detailed information about government shelling and civilian casualties to outside media and human rights organizations. Two of the doctors have been reportedly taken to the Terrorist Investigation Division in Colombo."

This seems like this area is in extremely bad shape right now. 8000 civilians killed just since January. While sure this isn't mass genocide it is still unacceptable.


www.democracynow.org
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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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unfortunatley corruption is rife in sri lanka. you will only be told what they think you need to know . sri lanka is a wonderful place and the people the friendliest i ever met but you ask them what they would like to happen in thee country and to a man they all wanted britain running the country again . was a few years ago when i was there



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