There will be a candlelight vigil in support of Tamil civilians caught in the cross-fire of Sri Lanka’s civil war. While the government of Sri Lanka has declared a military victory, the fighting continues and civilian casualties, numbering many thousand, continue to mount.
The vigil is organized by members of Winnipeg’s Tamil community.
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Manitoba Legislature
Please bring a candle, and a container to shield it from the wind.
More information about the crisis
Civilians use inflatable tubes and boats to cross a lagoon to escape the war zone. Photo: Reuters