Friday, March 6, 2009

Sri Lankan Civilians Suffering in War Zone

Tens of thousands of innocent civilians have been displaced from their homes in Northern Sri Lanka as fighting intensifies between the government and the LTTE (The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – better know as the Tamil Tigers). These civilians are without shelter, food or water. Reports say they are also in danger of losing their lives as fighting continues all around them. The area is still off limits to humanitarian aid. It is too dangerous and agencies cannot operate in this area without government permission. It is a very difficult situation for people to deal with, and that number includes the relatives here in Canada who are watching the situation unfold and waiting anxiously to hear of the fate of family and friends back home in Sri Lanka.

Please pray for this situation and for those who are suffering daily.

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