» 06/25/2009, 00.00
Six priests held prisoner and in solitary confinement in refugee camps
Four priests of the diocese of Jaffna and 2 OMI missionaries who lived among the Tamil population until the last moments of the war. The conditions are on the verge of collapse and humanitarian organizations have their hands tied. The Army oversees the refugees in search of traces of the Tamil Tigers.
27/08/2009 SRI LANKA
Catholic priests and Hindu religious released from Tamil refugee camps
The Archbishop of Colombo addressed the issue directly with President Rajapaksa. There are 5 Catholic priests. The Hindu Religious and their families will be resettled in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Jaffna, thanks to help of the local Church.
11/12/2008 SRI LANKA
Refugees flee Tamil Tigers, but are corralled into government centers
The government continues its propaganda in support of the war against the Tigers. Much of the population is unaware of the real situation of those living in the area of conflict. Rukshan Fernando, coordinator for the nonprofit organization Law & Society Trust: the refugees are living in precarious conditions, prisoners of the refugee camps.
11/11/2006 SRI LANKA
Civilian suffering forgotten by the rest of the world
The Jesuit Refugee Service has drawn attention to the tragic situation prevailing in the north and east of the country. The response of the international community to violence and hunger is "press releases".
28/05/2009 SRI LANKA
UN gives full backing to President Rajapaksa
The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution in favour of the government of Sri Lanka: army is no longer accused of war crimes; the conflict was an “internal question that did not justify external interference”. Access to refugee camps for Humanitarian Organisations will take place as Colombo government “sees fit”.
09/07/2009 SRI LANKA
War of figures on victims of war with Tamil while the emergency continues
The doctors who accused the army of having killed thousands of civilians in clashes with the Tigers retract their version of events. In the Colombo parliament clashes between government and opposition over the real conditions of refugees and on commitment to their rehabilitation.
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