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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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International Crisis Group – New Report.
Colombo/Brussels, 23 February 2010: Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora groups should move away, once and for all, from the failed agenda of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and instead put their energies into the quest for a sustainable and just peace in a united Sri Lanka. (more…)

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By XINHUA

COLOMBO, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — The Sri Lankan police said Wednesday that they will conduct a census in the camps for the internally displaced persons (IDP) in the north to track down fleeing refugees.

A senior police official said the purpose of the measure is to ascertain the number of IDPs who had escaped camps through surreptitious means.

Nearly 300,000 Tamil minority civilians displaced by the final battles between the government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are now being housed in scores of refugee camps in the northern Vavuniya and Jaffna districts. (more…)

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