Stranded to safety, from strife stricken Jaffna

ICRC brings stranded to safety from strife stricken Jaffna

Sunday, August 27, 2006

"We got stranded in Jaffna. I went to Jaffna with my wife and children by air on August 9th 2006. We wanted to stay there till the end of August. But the fighting started suddenly. We could not get out of Jaffna. We witnessed the war in Jaffna. Our children were scared. Our family member in Jaffna wanted to make a way for us to leave Jafna immediately, before they started to think about their own safety" says Ponnuthurai Thavanathan (52) of United Kingdom, who is an engineer at British Telecom