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West appaled at “bloodbath” but action is scarse

May 13, 2009

Huffington Post – West appaled at Bloodbath but action is scarse

After the largest reported attack on civilians in Sri Lanka over the weekend, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Austria condemned the “bloodbath” and appealed for the United Nations Security Council to put the conflict on its agenda.

Meanwhile, four non-governmental groups (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Crisis Group, and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect) wrote to Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso, whose country is the largest donor, to intervene and the United States and Britain questioned whether the International Monetary Fund should give Sri Lanka a loan.

Time – Sri Lankans Caught in Hospital Crossfire

Bloomberg – Sri Lanka Hospital Shelling Kills 49 in War Zone, Doctor Says

Telegraph – Sri Lanka hospital attack kills dozens

Aljazeera – Sri Lanka ‘shells rebel hospital’

Sky News – Patients Killed In Sri Lanka Hospital Attack

Zee News – Send US forces to Lanka to save innocent lives: Tamils to US

Washington, May 12: Accusing Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse of abdicating his responsibility to save civilians in restive north, Tamil Americans here have asked US President Barack Obama to send his forces to the strife-torn nation to save the lives of innocent people.

“This is pure and simple genocide. We are asking Obama administration to intervene to save the Tamils of Sri Lanka by sending its army there. The Rajapaksa Government has abdicated its responsibility to protect its Tamil citizens,” alleged Elias Jeyarajah, leader of the protesting Tamil Americans.

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