The restriction on food items coming into Vanni must also be judged in the backdrop of this loss of local rice production caused by displacement.” By the end of November 2008, 75% of the entire Vanni population is internally displaced.  Indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan Security Forces (Army, Air Force and Navy) cause the desertion and destruction of almost all agricultural land. This rendered the Vanni Tamil population completely dependent on food aid that the Sri Lankan Government continually denied.

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