Atrocities in Vanni and the international community's silence!

- The Sudar Oli Editorial

(August 11, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Vanni faces threats pf aggression. There have been aerial bombings, shell and multi barrel attacks causing deaths and injuries to people and destruction to property. Having kept the A9 route closed, Colombo has commenced military operations resulting in displacement and human tragedy that is indescribable. On top of all that, these operations are carried out in the name of humanitarianism.

Colombo strives to subdue Vanni through a two pronged attack in both the economic front and the war front. The atrocities committed in Vanni are not given due publicity. The displaced people live under trees without food to eat, water to drink and a place to lie down. The displaced are without the basic facilities including health.

The Catholic Church has expressed its grief over this tragedy in Vanni. Tamils are shocked. The government has revealed its real intentions and nature by these ongoing military operations. The government stands exposed.

Meanwhile, the calculated silence of the international community over the human tragedy in Vanni is a matter of great disappointment and frustration to the Tamil people all over the world. The insensitivity of the IC over these inhuman acts perturbs the Tamil people.
It is time to the IC to act fast!

(An English translation of the Editorial in The Sudar Oli, a Tamil daily, based in Colombo)
- Sri Lanka Guardian