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Chairwoman Lowey’s Statement on Sri Lanka.!

Chairwoman Lowey’s  Statement on Sri Lanka


Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chairwoman of the state and foreign operations Appropriations subcommittee, today released the following statement on the continued violence in Sri Lanka between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

“ongoing violence between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE has resulted in a Humanitarian disaster, including massive civilian casualties and the internal displacement of approximately 250,000innocent civilians. Today sucide bombing at a refugee checkpoint is only the most recent in series of deadly and shocking attacks.

“I call on the Government of SriLanka and LTTE to negotiate a ceasefire immediately and to product innocent civilians, especially those who have been displaced and trapped by the fighting. Both parties must take immediate action to address the worsening humanitarian situation and ensure food, water, and medical assistance reaches those in need.

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