Tsunami toll tops 50,000.
Number of dead still rising.
A friend who spent two years in Sri Lanka volunteering for a peace organization tells me that one of the worst hit areas is held by the Tamil Tigers, one of the most ruthless and best trained insurgencies on the planet. The government doesn’t go in those territories.
No one knows yet just how bad it is, but mullions are homeless. He called me asking how to set up online contributions for Sri Lanka aid. PaPal is the best, I told him, quick and inexpensive.