Wednesday, May 27, 2009

No Victory in Sri Lanka

"May be for the westerners!, for Sri Lankans there has not been a greater victory in modern history. Of course it was no victory for the double tongued westerners"

Even after declaring victory in Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, the country’s leaders seem unable to distinguish between the enemy — the brutal but apparently vanquished Tamil Tiger separatists — and innocent bystanders. Despite appeals from Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, and from others, the government has not given international aid organizations full access to government-run camps, where an estimated 280,000 civilians are said to be in desperate need of food, water and medical care. Full text