Posts Tagged ‘resettlement’

BBC. 07:10 GMT, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 08:10 UK

In northern Sri Lanka, 80,000 war-displaced people still live in army-run camps, waiting while their devastated land is cleared of mines and jungle. Tens of thousands are now beginning to resettle near the homes they fled from, but it is not easy, says the BBC’s Charles Haviland. (more…)

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BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka 4 May 2010 – In a remote part of eastern Sri Lanka, the rhythmic chant of children’s lessons reverberate through one of the region’s newly re-established schools. Students here are learning the basics of reading and writing after having had their education interrupted by armed conflict. (more…)

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Caritas says Sri Lanka has yet to emerge from decades of conflict with a real peace. (more…)

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Last Updated: 2010-04-27 20:57:58

New Delhi: India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday discussed the issue of Tamils displaced during the military action against the LTTE and highlighted the need for their expeditious resettlement with dignity. (more…)

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guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 April 2010 18.29 BST

From dawn, as noon came and went, and through the sudden downpours of mid-afternoon, the names were called out over crackling loudspeakers.

Inside the Vavuniya technical college, converted since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka last year into a holding and rehabilitation centre for detainees who played an active role in the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the men sat and sweated and waited. On the road outside the camp their mothers, sisters and children sat, sweated and waited too. (more…)

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Date: 02 Apr 2010

President symbolically hands over keys

H.E the President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a ceremony at Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium Thursday (01st of April) morning symbolically handed over all 680 new houses built by the Army for displaced people in Jaffna on a directive given to the Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. (more…)

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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Date: 31 Mar 2010


1. “I locked the door of my house, put the key in my pocket and left the area as quickly as I could,” explains Singaram, a Sri Lankan Tamil originating from Adampan in the north-west of the island. “When I left with my family we didn’t really know when we would be able to come back or what we would find when we got here.” (more…)

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