‘As the shells fell, we tried to save lives with no blood or medicine’
Damilvany Gnanakumar witnessed Sri Lanka’s bloody conflict from a Tamil hospital – then spent months detained in a camp. She tells Gethin Chamberlain her story.
“In the last five days, she says, she believes about 20,000 people died. It is a very high estimate, though the UN has acknowledged the true death toll may never be known. Tamil groups such as the Global Tamil Forum say her account corroborates their own figures drawn from interviews with survivors.”