Every tamizhan need to do this regardless of your political stand. I do not need to explain what is happening now and what happened yesterday. Just do this
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Mr. YourFirstName LastName
Your City, State Zip.
January 26, 2009
Ms. Bindi Patel
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
SRI LANKA: Genocide requires immediate influx of aid
January 26, 2009
Dear Ms. Patel,
The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has entered its deadliest phase. While the mainstream news media is reporting “military victories” by the Government of Sri Lanka in the North of the island against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), hundreds of Tamil civilians trapped in the war zone have been killed by daily aerial bombing and shelling. As the civilian death toll rises, Sri Lanka proves the accuracy of its listing by the Genocide Prevention Project as a “Red Alert” country — a ranking reserved for countries experiencing ongoing or imminent genocide.
Today the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) in Mullaitivu district issued an urgent appeal to the Government of Sri Lanka, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations and the international community for medical supplies. The emergency appeal stated that 300 civilians have been killed and 1,000 are injured in areas with little or no medical supplies and only nine medical doctors providing services. The RDHS reported that without medical aid in the next 24 hours, hundreds more would die.
There are 300,000 Tamil civilians displaced by the conflict in the North and many of them have been sent to “safe zones” created by the Sri Lankan government. Local hospital workers have reported that these “safe zones” have been extensively shelled and bombed, reflecting the genocidal intent of the Sri Lankan government. A recent New York Times article mentioned that a United Nations official, not authorized to speak with media, stated there have been at least 11 aerial attacks by the Government on hospitals inside LTTE-held areas in the North.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said it is “extremely concerned” about the safety of civilians fleeing from the military advances. Paul Castella, an ICRC official, told the BBC that thousands of displaced civilians are now concentrated in an area so small that there are “serious concerns for their physical safety and living conditions”.
We urge you to pressure the Sri Lankan government to cease its military offensive and allow humanitarian aid into the region. International non-governmental organizations are ready and willing to serve the suffering Tamil population but the continued military onslaught makes this impossible. Meanwhile, the genocide continues.