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Following Air Force attack

FORUT ceases humanitarian work

By Savani Dissanayake
FORUT Sri Lanka, an International Non-Governmental Organisation, has ceased its humanitarian efforts in the Wanni as of last Wednesday. The INGO’s office in Kilinochchi was damaged in an aerial attack by the Sri Lanka Air Force this week.

FORUT Resident Representative Terje Heggenernes said, “We stopped our work in the Wanni area simply because we were affected by the bombing last week. The security in the area is very unstable.”

FORUT had been working with the war affected Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as persons affected by the tsunami.
The Norwegian organisation, which has been working in Sri Lanka since 1981, focuses on community development and rehabilitation and has projects and operations in Hambantota, Matale, Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Vavuniya.

Heggenernes further stated that the organisation had yet to determine a date on which to commence work in the Wanni while adding that they were still assessing the situation and would most probably decide on the further course of action in the near future.

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