"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."

- Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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INDICTMENT AGAINST SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka's Genocidal War - '95 to '01

Heavy army shelling causes humanitarian crisis in the Vanni...

The British Refugee Council  Sri Lanka Monitor reported in June 1999:

"Reports say there is an acute shortage of food in the whole of the Vanni following Operation Rana Gosha IV which disrupted food supply through Pallamadu along the western coast....The Army launched Operation Rana Gosha IV on 10 June and troops advanced towards Vidataltivu on the western coast, 11 miles north-east of Mannar town...

Some 20,000 people fled northwards from Vidataltivu, after heavy Army shelling and took refuge in Paliyaru and Vellankulam. Mantai North Assistant Government Agent, Mariyadas says that some people found shelter in schools and temples, but others were living in the open, under trees. Food is short and they face difficulty in obtaining drinking water. Reports say some refugees have begun moving further north towards Kilinochchi District. On 2 July, over 120 people fled from Mannar in boats to the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu....  There is an acute shortage of food in the whole of the Vanni following Operation Rana Gosha IV which disrupted food supply through Pallamadu along the western coast."

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