Thursday, May 14, 2009

SRI LANKA: UN calls for faster screening process, greater access

(irin)COLOMBO, 14 May 2009 (IRIN) - The UN is calling on the Sri Lankan government to expedite the screening of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) now staying at dozens of government camps in the north.

Almost 200,000 Tamil civilians have fled the fighting between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have been fighting for an independent Tamil homeland for more than two decades. Full text