Friday, August 04, 2006

"It's cruel to kill innocent civilians.We urge the warring parties to stop fighting immediately. What we want is peace, and peace alone,nothing else.Stay put and pray for peace" says Feriyal Saheed, President of women's' wing of the Centre for Islamic Studies.

“The concerned citizens of Sri Lanka” staged a silent protest at Lipton Circus in Colombo on Friday, Aug 4th. This was organized to protest against the killings of innocent civilians, and the violence used towards civilians in . This was non-partisan protest.

The demonstrators highlighted both the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should immediately stop attacks and fights in Muthur. Also, that Muslim civilians should not be the target of these attacks. It was also highlighted the fact that many Muslims in Muthur have no options left. Either they stay and face adverse consequences, or they leave everything and flee.