not all who wander are lost

not all who wander are lost

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dickmans Road

At 2:50pm I got a message on my mobile phone from Leo.
Car bomb, Dickman's Rd

Leo had passed by in Big Daddy's tuktuk minutes after and saw the smoke and crowd and police. Big Daddy stopped and asked what was going on.

The street I work on runs into Dickman's. Our building is a few blocks away. The folks in our building heard it. I didn't. It was a targeted attack along political lines. Unfortunately, three people were killed, among them a young child. The child's mom was critically injured. Holding this mother in thought and prayer and aching with compassion.

Around lunchtime, a truck carrying water in Pottuvil in the east blew up.
Yesterday, another car bomb blast outside of Kandy, in the center of the country, killed the passengers. Two days ago, the first report of targeted killing of INGO staff in Trincomalee. Seventeen local staff members of ACF were found dead. Fifteen were lined up execution style, shot at close range and another two were found in a car trying to escape.

~Dawgs whisperin peace

1 comment:

MaMa Gast said...

Tamil, Sinahalese, Muslim, Jew
Sunni, Shia, World War too?

We are maxing out all of our good vibe credit and overdrawing our juju account so that it can offer protection against the craziness that is going on around you.
- Papa Gast