Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sri Lanka pushes ahead with resettlement plans for displaced

(IANS)Colombo, June 1 (DPA) Brushing aside sweeping allegations of widespread killings of civilians in the final stage of their campaign to crush Tamil rebels, Sri Lankan officials said Monday they will press ahead with plans to care for thousands of war refugees who will eventually be sent back to their homes.

Colombo made no official response to allegations by British newspapers and human rights organisations of human rights abuses in the final days of the conflict. Full text