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31 May 2010 11:33:00 GMT

Written by: ECHO. By Malini Morzaria

I was last in Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, almost a year after India’s Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had been assassinated by a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber. 1992 was still a fraught year in Sri Lanka’s civil war.

On-going hostilities between the government and the rebels in the north, thousands killed and displaced by the conflict, a naval commander killed by suicide bombers and senior army officials killed in a land mine explosion. (more…)

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The President has given instructions to shut down all welfare villages within the next three months after resettling all the displaced of the North. About 300,000 displaced due to the activities of the LTTE terrorists had already been successfully resettled. (more…)

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More than 2000 refugees from 360 families who were displaced due to armed conflict are going back to their homes in the southern Philippines. (more…)

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MANILA, 21 May 2010 (IRIN) – Muslim separatists blamed for years of conflict and displacement on the southern island of Mindanao have agreed to help the government rid the area of unexploded ordnance and landmines. (more…)

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Published on 2010-05-18 18:45:14

DADELDHURA, May 18: It has been eight years since the house of Prem Singh Khatri in Jogbudha-3 has remained vacant and his land barren. (more…)

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11:24 GMT, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:24 UK

The UN has warned that “donor fatigue” in Sri Lanka has meant that it has received only 24% of the donor funds it needs to help displaced Tamils. (more…)

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KILINOCHCHI, 18 May 2010 (IRIN) – As Sri Lanka marked the first anniversary of its victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), many internally displaced people (IDPs) are still battling to rebuild their lives. (more…)

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