Thursday, January 8, 2009

Government geared to meet Vanni exodus

The LTTE should be identified as the biggest human rights violators. The Army is trying to liberate these people from the LTTE to let them lead a free life like their brothers and sisters in the South.

In an interview with the Daily News, Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, said while outlining preparations to face a possible mass exodus of IDPs from Vanni the State will ensure relief to IDPs in uncleared areas. Convoys will have to take different routes when the operations intensify on the Vanni front, the Minister said.

Q: Fighting is gathering momentum in Vanni and the civilians have started to come to cleared areas braving LTTE threats. What are the preparations in place to face a challenge of a mass exodus? Full Text