Stranded to safety, from strife stricken Jaffna

ICRC brings stranded to safety from strife stricken Jaffna

Sunday, August 27, 2006

"We thought to visit Jaffna, since there is ceasefire since 2002. But we never thought that, the fighting will start immediately. We got stranded in Jaffna for few weeks. Jaffna is completely cut off from the rest of the world. There is no power supply. The mobile phones do not work in Jaffna. People are displaced. We are lucky to leave. But where can the others go to seek shelter, because nowhere is safe in Jaffna" says Rajayogam Thayanathan(37) of Canada