[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 16:10 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has instructed UN and World Food Programme officials to keep away from ‘safety zone,’ which has been subjected to continuous inhuman artillery barrage, denying civilians any meaningful space of refuge, said the latest reports from the offices of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) for Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu. 300,000 Tamils are denied of even drinking water and are facing hunger, the reports say. “Completely given up by the International Community, the civilians are left to face the fate at the hands of their genocidal killers. Indications are that they would rather choose to die starving rather than getting caught by Colombo’s army of predators,” said a medical staff at Udaiyaarkaddu hospital.
“These are people who have maternal attachment to their land and freedom.”
“If the abettors of Colombo’s war, India and especially the Co-chairs, do not change their attitude, these people would face hunger and death. The situation is worse than what the world has witnessed in Congo and other countries in the Africa,” he said.
“They think people would walk into the hands of the SLA as they were forced to do in Champoor and Vaakarai, but they fail to grasp the reality.”
Humanitarian catastrophe worsens, as drinking water supply has been severely restricted.
In the meantime, pitched fighting was reported between the SLA and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in several fronts.