Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka – April 2009

1st May 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Bhavani Fonseka, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, highlights grave humanitarian concerns in the Vanni and notes that despite the Government’s assurances that it had put a halt to heavy artillery fire, hospitals were still being targeted and civilians were being killed. Backing growing local and international calls for a humanitarian ceasefire, she also speaks of civilians held hostage by and under fire from the LTTE. Bhavani goes on to outline what civil society and the international community can do to stop the on-going military offensives and help with the needs of the displaced.

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