Bishop of Jaffna raises Madhu issue

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 April 1999, 09:35 GMT]
The Bishop of Jaffna, Rev. Thomas Soundranayagam, will arrive in Colombo today to discuss with government officials the problems faced by refugees in Madhu, due to the presence of Sri Lanka security forces there, said sources at Bishop House in the northern town.

Meanwhile the Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Rayappu Joseph, is currently in Jaffna where he had discussions with the Jaffna Bishop regarding situation in Madhu, the sources added.

The Mannar Bishop had earlier protested to the Sri Lankan President at the presence of Sri Lankan Army personnel in Madhu church area, home to almost 20,000 refugees.

In a letter to the President he accused the Sri Lankan Army of using the refugees as a human shield and appealed the President to remove the Army from the areas of church land surrounding Our Lady of Madhu.

Meanwhile hospital sources in the Vanni said that there has been a sharp increase in the number of patients seeking treatment at hospitals in Akkarayan, Mallavi and Puthukkudiyirppu during recent days.

They said that number the number of patients seeking medical care has increased by up to 25-30 percent due to a viral fever in the area.

The sources said that the hospitals that have already been affected by a shortage of medicines and medical personnel are struggling to cope with the situation.

Yesterday an 11-year-old girl died at the Mallavi hospital due to diarrhoea, the sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3161