DJ_NUFC Posted February 3, 2009 Share Posted February 3, 2009 Following the mass debate over the Gaza situation, I'm doing my part to spread the knowledge of a very similar situation which has gone on in Sri Lanka where (I'm convinced) Sri Lanka took Israel's actions as a cue to launch their own offensive against the Tamil Tigers and their regions. In a single day, 300 civilians, many of them children and entire families, were killed as the Sri Lankan government bombed and raided safe-zones -- the only places where civilians could stay as fighting raged on around them. I've been inundated by requests from my Tamil friends, co-workers and humanitarians to spread the info. In a very untidy nutshell, the war has raged due to the British joining two very different people and regions for administrative reasons, and handing the power to one of them, knowing full well the repurcussions of this as a typically sweet post-independence goodbye. The recent events have been labelled as a humanitarian catastrophe by the Red Cross. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ia4ejAqN9MT6G7PaUNDg10HXEVsgD962MAL00 http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/26/sril.lanka.rebels/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/31/sri.lanka.fighting/ http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/15/sri.lanka.journalist.death/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/03/sri.lanka.fighting/index.html Some guy burned himself, buddhist-monk style. His suicide letter's pretty interesting: http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_10913.shtml ... etc. In case people were wondering, 'Vannakam' means welcome in Tamil. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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