The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday [9-7-20090 it had been ordered by Sri Lanka to scale down relief operations in the island where it has been helping civilian war victims. As a result, the ICRC said it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the battle-scarred northeast which was the focus of the final government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended in outright victory in May.
“The ICRC is in the process of reviewing its set-up and operational priorities in Sri Lanka,” said Jacques de Maio, the agency’s head of operations for South Asia.
The war started in 1983, when the widow of Solomon Bandaranaike was in power. The Bandaranaike policy was to crack down on the Tamil "foreigners", even denying them the right to use the Tamil language, the right to vote, the right to a public education and so on.
In 1987, Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene came up with a brilliant solution’ He wanted that Rajiv and Prabhakaran to fight against each other. Therefore, Jayewardene made a deal with Rajiv. He would allow the Indian Army to come into Sri Lanka, provided that the Indian Army fought against Prabhakaran.
Now the present Srilankan President Rajpakshe wanted to follow the footsteps of his predecessors to wage a war against all Tamilians, and this will never help him.
Rajpakshe following the national religion Buddhism, must rectify himself with the principles of Buddha in showing kindness to humanity, and follow the good principles of Lord Buddha.