UN envoy makes Sri Lanka aid push
Update 26.April 2009
Hope this visit will bring the very badly needed relief to civilians
UN envoy makes Sri Lanka aid push
The UN's top humanitarian official has arrived in Sri Lanka to push for greater protection of civilians caught up in the conflict in the north-east.
Update 25.April 2009
UN acuses once again Tamil terroror outfit ltte "Children as young as 12 are being given guns and forced to fight on the frontline". But ltte terrorists and the diaspora suporter wont care about such statements and put the blame on UN on the basis of so called "genocide", (genocide because misperceive of ltte and terroror suporters)
Those forcibly recruited included the 16-year-old daughter of a member of the UN staff, who had stayed inside the narrow strip of coast where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are making their last stand.
Gordon Weiss, the UN spokesman in Sri Lanka, said there had been credible reports of clashes between LTTE members and families on the beaches who had tried to prevent their children being taken. Some of those who resisted had been beaten or shot, he said.
"They are sitting there on the sand and groups of armed LTTE come along and demand a member of the family joins them. They ask for one or two children and they are running around grabbing people," Weiss said.
[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 April 2009, 14:33 GMT]
Children as young as 12 are forcefully recruited and given with guns to fight on the front line alongside LTTE, Guardian.co.uk reported Saturday, 9.49 GMT, citing Gordon Weiss, UN spokesman in Sri Lanka.
Update! UNs top humanitarian official to visit Sri Lanka
UN Under-Secretary-General John Holmes, will be in Sri Lanka for two days Sat, 2009-04-25 17:22
United Nations, 25 April, (Asiantribune.com): The United Nations says that its top humanitarian official will fly to Sri Lanka tonight, to see at first hand the situation of civilians affected by fighting in the north of the island nation, and to meet with the Government.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, will be in Sri Lanka for two days, where he hopes to visit camps for the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the fighting, to raise continuing high levels of concern about those still trapped, and to follow up on key points from his earlier visit to Sri Lanka in February.
"The top priority remains the preservation of the lives of the tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside the combat zone," said Holmes. "But I also want to see the people in the camps, to visit UN staff being held there, and to review how the sudden outflow of so many people from the combat zone is being managed."
48 hours of ceasefire is expiring and civilians are still trapped in the war zone!!
Now come UN with a statement, but nothing hopefull for civilians.
Ltte terrorists wont let them (Civilians) go and killing them brutally, even children and Pregnant mothers! Stop Tamil Terrorists Tigers from Killing Civilians
TkT (Tamils kill Tamils)
(Some times even hier in NP you can find horrible Pictures from civilians, they were killed by Tamil tigers and using pictures for propaganda through their suporters) ""My opinion""
UN call for diplomatic solution
A diplomatic solution is needed to prevent a possible bloodbath in Sri Lanka says UN special envoy sir John Holmes.
He blamed the Tamil Tigers for killing civilians who are trying to leave their control.
In an interview with the BBC Radio4 Today programme, the UN special envoy on humanitarian affairs, Sir John Holmes said the pause in the fighting in Sri Lanka is a success.
There was a nasty incident just before this lull was announced, where they (Ltte Tamil Terrorist group) killed six civilians who were trying to leave
Sir John Holmes
At last the same statement but a Different viewe fro Tamillienet
Mass human tragedy possible any moment in 'safety zone' [TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 23:53 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on Tuesday night launched a full scale ground offensive attempting to break the last earth bund of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) situated close to the safety zone on Puthukkudiyiruppu - Mullaiththeevu Road, TamilNet correspondent in Vanni reported Wednesday early hours, Sri Lankan time.
UN Refuses To Reveal Location Of Staffers & Families Caught In Crossfire
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