Sri Lankan government has banned international aid groups, reporters and journalists from the war zone. Dead has to bury the dead because there are many deaths everyday but they haven’t got the time or resources to bury the bodies. Those who try to care for the injured and remove the bodies of the dead are also most likely be killed by the bombs. People are always on the run as they have to hide in the bunkers almost twenty four hours a day. Children are dying in front of their parents and parents are dying in front of their children. Cry of these innocents have not been heard to those who can do something to stop this dirty war. The questions are, Where are the good Samaritans? Where are those who preach to the masses about Jesus the Saviour who spoke about feeding the hungry , clothing the naked and visiting the prisoners? Has the world lost it’s conscience to help the needy when it has the ability and resources to do so
The war is between the Sri Lankan forces and Tamil rebels but the innocent civilians are paying a heavy price. Though the Sri Lankan government is telling the world that they are wiping out terrorism, that is not exactly what is happening on the ground. Innocent civilians are daily injured and killed. Those civilians who went to the government controlled areas are sent to concentration camps with electric barbed wires. Relatives, friends and independent journalists are not allowed see the people that are detained in these camps. Young boys and girls are taken out of these camps and there are reports of rape, torture and murder by Sri Lankan forces. Even the ones that are admitted in the hospitals for severe injuries are guarded by the armed personals.
Sri Lankan government has been asking the Tamil civilians to move to the camps in the government controlled area? Why can’t the civilians come out of the war zone?
What the international community should understand is that it is difficult to differentiate LTTE and civilians who have been living in Vanni. If the government wants to filter out LTTE from the civilians who are going to the government controlled area, they will have to kill everybody. Most of the families in Vanni have their children in LTTE as armed forces, police or civil officers like teachers, technologists, doctors and lawyers.
Sri Lankan government may capture the lands of the Tamils but they have failed to win the hearts of Tamils. Recent military operations by the Sri Lankan forces have convinced even many moderate Tamils that the Sri Lankan government that is backed by the Buddhist extremist groups are determined to wipe out Tamils from Sri Lanka. Countries that are supporting this war will get disappointed because Tamils will be more determined to fight for their rights after this tragic war Tamils will never be able to trust the Sinhala dominated governments.
They can be compared to few Jewish leaders who tell the world that the Holocaust never happened.
If thousands are dying how come the UN is not calling for a ceasefire?
This puzzles every Tamil. The number of civilians died in the last two months in the Northern Sri Lanka is more than the number of people died in Gaza and Afghanistan in the year 2008. More than two thousand innocents Tamils have been killed and many thousands have been wounded just within the last two months. Sri Lankan government has convinced many countries that they are fighting with the LTTE and protecting the Tamil civilians.