» 07/19/2014, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Jaffna: government erodes freedom and dignity of Tamil people
A thousand people of all ethnicities and religions participate in a meeting to denounce the conditions in which the North’s Tamils are forced to live. Police desperately try to prevent the rally, even threatening some refugees.
08/03/2013 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan police stop hundreds of Tamils from taking part in peaceful protest
The people blocked (75% women) were from the north and went to Colombo to protest against enforced disappearances. Police and army speak of "security reasons", but witnesses tell of threats.
30/05/2006 SRI LANKA
Parish priest urges respect for civilian lives
The priest told AsiaNews about the massacre of 13 Tamils on the tiny island of Kayts. "People are killed by those supposed to protect them".
11/09/2006 SRI LANKA
Jaffna: two priests leave parish under threat
The two priests remain anonymous for security reasons. One escaped thanks to a miracle: the people's intervention proved crucial as they warned him of the danger. The Justice and Peace Commission said their cases, and the disappearance of Fr Jim Brown, could be a warning to the Church to stop its work for the civilian population.
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".
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.
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