Srilankan Tamil Civilians Caught in War – Show Some Mercy to Them
The photo published below in The New York Times sums up the plight of the Sri Lankan Tamils caught up in the war between Sri Lankan government and LTTE.
I happened to see a few videos in Al-Jazeera TV about the civilians caught in the no-fire zone. There are footages in which dead and injured lie in the same place; women, children and old people with multiple injuries and blood oozing out with no one to help; a supposedly overcrowded hospital with patients who don’t have any anesthetics or antibiotics or any blood for the patients. The people are coming out in hundreds from the no fire zone and it is posing a huge challenge for the world to provide the basic needs to such a huge number of people. I have never seen even animals being treated like this. See this video to really understand the ground situation in
Another video from Al-Jazeera TV. This also shows the footage released by some pro Tamil news media that shows the sufferings and hardships of the people in the no fire zone. Can these people especially the kids who have gone through this trauma ever get a normal life?
Here is another video of Sri Lankan army intercepting a boat with Tamilians and bringing them to a camp. The way the Tamilians in the boat request for food will break the conscience of any one who sees that.
I believe the Sri Lankan government led by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the name of destroying the terrorist organization LTTE and V Prabhakaran and LTTE in the name of getting more right to the Tamilians in North Sri Lanka has achieved only one thing – give immense sufferings and to the civilians out there and it may take years and years for the common man there to come out of this mental and physical distress they are undergoing right now. As the proverb says “it is easy to destroy but difficult to build”. Let us hope the destruction seen by the Tamil civilians are going to end soon and the difficult process of building up their community from scratch will start soon.
Let the entire world rise to this occasion to support the civilians of North Sri Lanka with the essential supplies like food, medicine, clothes and providing support to build shelters and I believe that