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Sri Lanka's Genocidal War - '95 to '01
Sri Lanka airforce bombs Pooneryn & kills Tamils
"Sri Lankan Airforce planes bombed the Pooneryn area of Kilinochchi District on 20 November killing three people and seriously wounding another nine. The Airforce also attacked Mankulam, further south-east on 8 November damaging several houses.
Shelling killed S Thayanadevi on 27 November at Unionkulam. Two Vanni refugees visiting their houses in Army-held Kilinochchi in early November were attacked by soldiers. Thiruchelvam escaped, but the fate of Shanmugasundaram is unknown...
Many of over 380,000 Vanni refugees have been displaced several times. Denied shelter, adequate food and medicine, they are increasingly vulnerable. Heavy rains have increased disease. ..In the Vavuniya refugee camps 12,000 people from the Vanni wishing to travel to the south are still detained under insanitary conditions. Press reports say that 90% of 142 people admitted to Vavuniya hospital in the last six months with poisoning, had attempted suicide." (British Refugee Council Publication - Sri Lanka Monitor, November 1997)