Sri Sri Ravi Shankar recalls trauma among Sri Lankan Tamils

April 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Apr 23 (ANI): Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who visited Sri Lanka on a humanitarian mission, said that there is immense trauma among the Tamil people living in refugee camps.

“We did whatever little bit in the relief work possible and there is lot of fear and anxiety among the people. They feel sort of let down by all those whom they believed in. They feel let down by their own people, they feel let down by India,” said Shankar, who was in Sri Lanka since Monday.”And now there is tremendous trauma. The area, which did not have a single beggar, has now become a marathon of beggars. Everybody has become a beggar. I met with Sri Lankan President Mahenda Rajapakse and insisted that they all be rehabilitated as soon as possible,” he added.

On Wednesday, two top leaders of the rebel Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Ealam (LTTE) surrendered before the Sri Lanka Army in Puthumathalam.

Puthumattalam is the last LTTE sand bund waiting to be captured by the Sri Lanka Army. The final assault against Prabhakaran began in Puthumattalam on Tuesday afternoon after the Lankan Army’s deadline for surrender of LTTE Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran ended on Monday.

On Tuesday, the LTTE said that its leaders and cadre would not surrender to the Sri Lanka armed forces, and added that their leader V. Prabhakaran was still alive and directing the counter-offensive in Puthumattalam. (ANI)

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