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The Economist

April 14, 2011

SRI LANKA’S government has got its retaliation in first. On April 12th a panel of experts delivered a report to the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, assessing whether war crimes were committed when the nation’s army bloodily won a long-running civil war against Tamil Tiger rebels early in 2009. The report has not yet been made public, but the government is furious that an independent inquiry took place at all. The report, it says, is “fundamentally flawed” and biased. (more…)

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COLOMBO, 30 March 2011 (IRIN) – Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)

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COLOMBO, 30 March 2011
(IRIN)

Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)

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Source: AlertNet/Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI- Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans face risks from disease, hunger and landmines as they begin to return home after flooding caused by the heaviest rains in nearly a century, a U.N. official said. (more…)

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Source: AFP

August 10, 2010

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka announced the government-appointed panel looking into the island’s civil war that ended last year would hold its first public hearings on Wednesday.

The eight-member panel will hear testimony for five days in the capital Colombo and two days in Vavuniya, near the former war zone, an official statement said on Tuesday. (more…)

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UN agency assists Sri Lanka to create jobs for war widows

11 June 2010

Source: UN News Centre

The United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) said today it was helping the Sri Lankan Government to provide jobs to an estimated 40,000 widows in the island country’s northern and eastern regions, which bore the brunt of nearly three decades of civil war. (more…)

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By East Asian Times

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – An international rights group said Friday it has new evidence that wartime abuses were perpetrated against civilians during the final phase of Sri Lanka’s long and bloody civil war against Tamil Tiger rebels. (more…)

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