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Melani Manel Perera
British high commissioner to help Mullikulam refugees
John Rankin met 200 Catholic Tamil refugees force d to live in a jungle with nothing. They had been drive out of their village more than 20 years ago during the civil war. The high commissioner plans to discuss their plight with the Sri Lanka government.
14/12/2009 SRI LANKA
Young Tamils and Sinhalese meet for peace and reconciliation
After decades of separation caused by war, teenagers from the two groups meet to share hopes in a programme for mutual acceptance and sharing.
15/09/2009 SRI LANKA
Tamil refugees going home to an open prison
In villages in Mannar district, the government’s ‘Northern Reawakening’ programme has not brought promised changes. Homes are still broken; services are non-existent, and freedom of movement still limited by heavy military presence.
18/05/2009 INDIA – SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan Tamil refugees do not trust India’s Congress party
Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Singh do not want to get involved in Sri Lankan affairs. Religious working in relief centres in Tamil Nadu says the real problem is that refugees in India live in the country as foreigners and do not integrate into society.
14/09/2009 SRI LANKA
Sisters aid elderly Tamil refugees destroyed by war
At Vankalai in Mannar district, there is a shelter that houses 26 elderly people. It is one of three Elders Home supported by the diocese of the city in the north. Sr Kanagasabai., centre director: "They are in the bitter position of receiving care and attention while their children and relatives are suffering in the camps."
23/04/2009 SRI LANKA
Dead or alive, Tamil Tiger leader’s fate sealed
Sri Lanka’s army says it knows where LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is in hiding. Sri Lankans wonder about Tiger leader’s future with most hoping he gets killed. Political analyst Sarath Fernando says rebels must surrender but Tamil must continue the struggle for their rights.
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