ICRC staffer killed in northern Sri Lanka
05/03/09 03:21 Filed in: Security Incident
TamilNet is reporting the death of an ICRC staff member in northern Sri Lanka on 4 March 2009. According to the report
Mr. K. Vijayarasa, was killed in an artillery attack as he was returning home from assisting with the evacuation seriously injured patients from a local hospital.Update:
ICRC has issued a news release
. They identify the deceased staff member as Vadivel Vijayakumar and point out that Vijaykumar’s nine year old son was injured in the same incident.
Note: TamilNet is exactly an unbiased source but their bias is overt and they are often the first to report issues affecting Tamils in northern Sri Lanka.