» 07/09/2008, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Jaffna: government eases curfew, security problem remains
A note from the diocesan commission for justice and peace lists the area's most urgent problems. For almost 25 years, the northern peninsula has been the theatre of a bloody war between the army and the Tamil Tigers, claiming victims above all from the civilian population.
27/01/2009 SRI LANKA
Massacre of civilians, bishop of Jaffna calls for extension of buffer zone
Hundreds of civilians dead, killed even in the "safety zone." The army and the Tamil Tigers are trading accusations. Bishop of Jaffna: the buffer zone must be extended immediately and respected, to save many lives.
30/08/2006 SRI LANKA
Amnesty International joins appeals for Fr Jim Brown
In an urgent appeal, the agency said the Catholic priest and his aide, who disappeared on 20 August, may be victims of 'disappearance' by state agents. The military blocked a peaceful procession of Catholics in Jaffna in support of Fr Jim
23/04/2009 INDIA - SRI LANKA
Bishop of Chennai: nothing can justify the massacre underway in Sri Lanka
Archbishop Chinnappa denounces the resignation of the international community. The Church of India prays for peace, and calls for a political solution to the conflict. "We are with the Tamils living in Sri Lanka, and those dispersed all over the world."
12/12/2008 SRI LANKA
In the future of Caritas, commitment to peace and reconciliation
Fr. Oswald B. Firth, the former director of the charitable Catholic institution, hopes for a greater commitment to the renewal of Sri Lankan society. At the 40th anniversary of its foundation, he calls upon Caritas to support peace between the Tamil Tigers and the army: "people are exhausted with the war."
04/01/2008 SRI LANKA
Christian leaders tell government it is their “duty” to negotiate peace
The Catholic Archbishop of Colombo and the Anglican leader in Sri Lanka have both sent letters of condolences for the death of a leading Tamil politician and the January 2nd attack in the capital. Both remind politicians of the urgency to find a negotiated solution to end the civil war and violence, But the government has already announced its withdrawal from the ceasefire with the Tigers.
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