His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
00120 CITTA ‘DEL VATICANO
Rome / Italy
The saddest climax of the Tamil people is hereby achieved!
Dear Holy Father Benedict XVI,
We, the German-Tamil inhabitants of Heilbronn and stuttgart (Germany), are desperately in need of you! We turn to you most urgently for help on behalf of our innocent civilians trapped in the Civil war in Sri Lanka. As you may already be aware, for more than 30 years, a civil war is fought in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and the Sinhalese government.
In 2006 the cease-fire agreement, which was mutually agreed upon, was officially aborted by the Sri Lanka Singhalese Leader, Mr. Rajapaksa. Thereafter the Sri Lankan government began to wage a bloodier and cruel war against innocent Tamil civilians under the coverage of ‘war on terror.’
It is quite alarming and worrying to learn that hundreds of innocent people die daily and others flee from place to place to protect their lives. They have neither food, nor shelter, nor proper sanitation. There is absolutely no medical care and clean water! All what they have is a life full of tears, fear, grief, and uncertainty.
On the 18.02.09, just as this writing goes into print, 108 people have died by the crucial aerial bomb attack carried on people at the so called safety zone. The attack also leaves 200 people severely injured. We also learn from reliable sources that since January 2009 up to date, 2, 000 people have been killed and 4, 500 were injured. The escalating numbers of civilian causalities are alarming and frightening, leaving us with fear and anxiety of the rest of the civilians trapped there.
It is to be noted that in an enclosed “boiler” of 159 km ², there are about 350. 000 Tamil civilians trapped and they have become an easy target of heavy artillery shelling and aerial bombing from the government soldiers. Clearly, it is genocide against Tamils. As a matter of fact, some of us have our families, friends and relatives living in this war land and we have no news of their whereabouts.
We therefore need to act now! If we don‘t, it might be too late!
We seek your help to stop genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka!
We are extremely thankful to you if you could kindly use your good offices to do whatever that might be possible to stop this war in Vanni, Sri Lanka. We don’t want the Sri Lankan government to continue to destroy our nation. Please help us in our attempt to stop war and pressurize the Government for an immediate cease-fire for which the Tamil Tigers have already agreed to.
For you to get the first-hand information of what is happening there, we kindly ask you to visit the following web site: http://www.lankasrinews.com/
From our point of view, we propose the following action plans for your immediate considerations:
►Access of the international aid organisation to the Tamil area
►Immediate delivery of the pharmaceuticals and food
►immediate negotiations talks under international observation
Stop Genocide in Sri Lanka!
Please, Please save our nation!!
We remain committed to support you in your endeavors and we hope that you too will certainly support your German-Tamil inhabitants at Heilbronn and Stuttgart