Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 years today - 600 shells fall in No Fire Zone, US calls for halt to shelling, international access

Tamil Guardian 16 April 2014

16 April 2009 - 600 shells fall in No Fire Zone, US calls to halt shelling and allow international access 
The US department of state, in a press release, called on the government of Sri Lanka to halt shelling of the No Fire Zone, allow international monitors to ensure the safe passage of Tamil civilians and enforce international humanitarian standards within IDP camps.

See full statement here.

The statement came as over 600 shells fell in the No Fire Zone within the space of a day. Sources in the No Fire Zone registered over 1500 shell explosions with roughly 600 occurring within the No Fire Zone.

Tamilnet reported that 130 injured civilians were admitted to the ad-hoc hospital within the No Fire Zone in Puthumathalan.


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