Thursday, January 22, 2009

ICRC to enlighten Wanni civilians on new Safe Zone

On a ask for made the security forces the global Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Vavuniya, has agreed to make likely efforts to enlighten the entrapped civilians in Wanni of the recently expanded Safe Zone affirmed in the Mullaittivu district since yesterday (Jan 21).
A formal conversation was held flanked by the ICRC Vavuniya Head, Ms Valerie Petitipierre and the Wanni Security Forces Commander, Major General Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday. Underscoring the military policy of Zero Civilian Casualty (ZCC) during the military advances, Major General Jayasuriya emphasized severe action to deny LTTE the use of these zones to mount attacks at troops. The LTTE's use of blameless civilians as being shields should also be deplored from all quarters, he was also quoted proverb. The ICRC official was also requested to provide a filled account of the inmates at the Puthukudiyirippu general hospital, admitted due to random terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, additional discussions were held flanked by Major General Jagath Jayasuriya and Mr. PVG Matt, Logistic Officer of the World Food Program (WFP) on the progress of the necessary food supplies to displaced civilians in the Mullaittivu and Kilinochchi Districts.
The Wanni Security Forces leader also held discussions with the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of UNHCR, Mr. Mohammed Karimul Hug yesterday. The chat round was held to take coordinated efforts to ensure safe passages of civilians to the liberated regions.

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