An appeal from Concerned South Asian Citizens on the situation of the Vanni area in Northern Sri Lanka

We, Citizens of South Asia, are writing to express our serious concern about reports of mass deaths of Sri Lankan Tamils trapped in a small geographical area of the Vanni region in northern Sri Lanka in the weekend of 5th April, 2009. News reports in both the electronic as also print media, (7th April, 2009) have reported the death of over 700 Tamils in the last 3-4 days alone, with only a section of them being identified as LTTE cadres, meaning thereby that a large number of those killed are civilians trapped in the area.

To: Hon'ble Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Hon'ble Ms Navi Pillay, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Hon'ble Shri Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

Sub: PREVENT THE VANNI FROM BECOMING THE GRAVEYARD OF 180,000 TAMILS!

We, Citizens of South Asia, are writing to express our serious concern about reports of mass deaths of Sri Lankan Tamils trapped in a small geographical area of the Vanni region in northern Sri Lanka in the weekend of 5th April, 2009. News reports in both the electronic as also print media, (7th April, 2009) have reported the death of over 700 Tamils in the last 3-4 days alone, with only a section of them being identified as LTTE cadres, meaning thereby that a large number of those killed are civilians trapped in the area.

To read the entire appeal, click here: http://globalministries.org/news/news/Press-Statement-on-Vanni-War-Crisis-FINAL-10April2009.pdf

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