Hunger strike against killings of Tamil in Vanni continues, in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 February 2009, 05:35 GMT]
More than a hundred persons including women, men, children and priests led by Jaffna Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam, continued the hunger strike at Paasaiyoor St. Antony’s Church Monday, calling for the immediate stop of the killings of innocent Tamils in Vanni by the government of Sri Lanka, sources in Jaffna said. The participants in the hunger strike kept praying for the safety of the people in Vanni as artillery barrage and aerial bombings continued in Vanni, killing and maiming men, women and children, the sources added. The hunger strike began at 9:00 a.m and ended at 3:00 p.m.

The hunger strike, begun Wednesday, is observed in the Catholic churches in the peninsula on a rotating schedule where people of other religions and social organizations take part.

The hunger strike will continue throughout Jaffna peninsula as planned, the organizers said.

The hunger strike
The hunger strike
The hunger strike


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