IDP – WANNI & JAFFNA

REFUGEES FROM NORTH OF SRI LANKA IN CROW ISLAND, COLOMBO. EYE WITNESS REPORT ON THE PRESENT STATUS AND A PROJECT PROPOSAL

 “Even though they have been living for twenty years in Colombo, away from home, none can claim that leaving their home town and settling in Colombo have gained any advantage. It has been agony and problems and difficulties one after another. The pain of living in refugee camp worsened when the entire compound was inundated with water when Tsunami hit …

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LLRC submission: The Citizens’ Commission on the Expulsion of Muslims from the North by the LTTE in October 1990

  [Editors' note: Submission to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, 4th of November, 2010.] Northern Muslims in Post Conflict Sri Lanka The entire Muslim community of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province – numbering approximately  75,000 persons, were expelled by the LTTE in a systematic and organized manner during a two week period in October 1990. Northern Muslims were 5% of the Population …

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Resettle Displaced Muslims in Jaffna, By Sumaiya Rizvi

Iran to help An Iranian delegation was scheduled to arrive in the island today to visit Muslim Internally Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka, who marked 20 years since their eviction from the Jaffna Peninsula recently, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran M.M Zuhair said yesterday “The delegates would be visiting IDP’s to assess their situation and find ways to help them,” …

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Puttalam Refugees

Twenty years on and hundreds of Muslim IDPs who were forcefully evicted by the LTTE from the north, continue to languish in Puttalam. Still living in temporary shelters, they speak of their plight, fears and the hope for a better future.   Source from DailyMirror.lk

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Difficult homecoming for Muslim IDPs

PUTTALAM, 22 March 2010 (IRIN) – Resettlement efforts are under way for thousands of displaced Muslims from Sri Lanka’s north who have been languishing in refugee camps for nearly two decades, officials say. The internally displaced people (IDPs) were forcibly evicted in October 1990 from the northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu and some parts of Vavuniya by the …

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