COLOMBO, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Local activists have expressed doubts over the effectiveness of a truth and reconciliation commission established by the Sri Lankan government, which will investigate events in the final years of the civil war that ended a year ago. (more…)
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Posted in Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Government, NGOs, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Uncategorized, United Nations, tagged accountability, AI, human rights abuses, ICG, impunity, Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation' Commission, LTTE, NGOs, Sri Lankan government, USA, war crimes on May 19, 2010 |
Posted in Air Strike, Bomb, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Displacement, Editorial, Foreign Aid, Government, Insurgents, Internal Displaced Persons, Military, Property Damage, Refugee Camps, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Terrorists, Uncategorized, United Nations, tagged AI, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Displacement, human rights abuses, ICG, innocent civilians, Insurgents, Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation' Commission, Louise Arbour, LTTE, Sri Lankan government, Tamil civilians, war victims on May 18, 2010 |
Posted in Actors, Blogroll, Country, Government, Other, Refugee Camps, Region, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, tagged AI, Amnesty International, civilians, detention camps, Displacement, IDP camps, Internally Displaced Persons, internment camps, LTTE, Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers, Tamils, unlock the camps, welfare centres on August 10, 2009 |
By BBC NEWS
Nearly 300,000 IDPs (Internally Displaced People) are housed in camps in northern Sri Lankan district of Vavuniya.
Launching a campaign titled “Unlock the camps,” the AI has described the centres where the IDPs are kept as “detention camps”.
The government of Sri Lanka calls the holding facilities as “welfare centres”.
“The camps are overcrowded and unsanitary. They are run by the military and the camp residents are prevented from leaving them; they are denied basic legal safeguards,” a statement issued by the AI said. (more…)