Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another sick and wounded civilian group ferried by ICRC

Feb 25, Trincomalee, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka:

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) with the assistance of Sri Lanka Navy has evacuated another batch of sick and wounded civilians by sea from Puttumatalan area in Mullaitivu to Trincomalee.

Ms. Sarasi Wijeratne, spokesperson for the ICRC in Sri Lanka said that they have brought another 390 civilians from the embattled area in Mullaitivu to Trincomalee Hospital.

According to the spokesperson the civilians were ferried last night by the 'Green Ocean' vessel.

This is the fifth batch of sick and wounded civilians the ICRC evacuated to Trincomalee.

The ICRC has already evacuated over 1,040 civilians to the Trincomalee Hospital by the sea route.