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ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:48 No Comment]

A staff worker of the ICRC in Vanni was killed Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. while he was returning after sending some of the seriously wounded patients from Maaththa’lan hospital in ICRC ship, reported TamilNet correspondent from Vanni. The victim, K. Vijayarasa, has been serving in the ICRC since 1997 and became a Team Leader in year 2000, according to a former ICRC Field Officer. The ICRC is yet to release details of the incident.

Mr. Vijayarasa who worked in Water and Sanitation section of the ICRC in Mallaavi was also engaged in Relief Assistance work by the ICRC, according to the source. He is a native of A’laveddi, Jaffna.


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