Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sri Lanka: The Last Battle

(THP)Even seen from afar, the bloody end of Sri Lanka's 26-year old civil war is tragic and appalling.

Large numbers of sick, starving, shell-shocked Tamil refugees are being herded into government security compounds. The number of civilian dead caused by the government's final offensive against the last Tamil Tiger redoubt is unknown, but estimates run 6,000-10,000. The government in Colombo blocks all journalists and human rights group from the region. Full text