Humanitarian stocks completely depleted - Rev. Anton Rock

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 14:54 GMT]
“That there is nothing to eat for the next meal is the only certainty for us and we wait with the hope, praying that someone would come to ensure our safety,” Rev. Anton Rock who has sought refuge in Valaignarmadam in Mullaiththeevu with his parish members and other priests, displaced from Vaddakkadchi in Ki'linochchi, said in an interview given to the last monthly issue of the magazine ‘Paathukaavalan’ (Catholic Guardian) published in Jaffna by the District Catholic Diocese. “Burying the dead, dressing the wounds of the injured and wiping the tears of our fellow beings are our daily routine other than praying to God in the hope of someone will come to ensure our safety.”

Paathukaavalan carries Rev. Anton Rock’s interview as its main story the excerpts of which are given below:

“For the last three months we have been wandering from forest to forest and bushes to bushes seeking safety and now we have sought refuge in Valaignarmadam.”

“The people in Vanni, pushed into this peril, have the only certainty of having nothing to eat for the next meal and we are serving them as much as we can besides conducting prayers.”

“Acute shortage of food commodities prevails as stocks have completely depleted; as we have nothing to eat for the next meal the only alternative open before us is to jump into the sea.”


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