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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jaffna Catholics: government is lying about civil war refugees

by Melani Manel Perera
The Jaffna Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace (Cjpcdj) argues that the reality in northern Sri Lanka (devastated by civil war) differs from official version presented to the international community. Hundreds of thousands of refugees still to be resettled; territory militarised; Buddhism forced on people; worship of other faiths banned; war cemeteries desecrated.

Colombo (AsiaNews) - The reality in which civil war survivors live in northern Sri Lanka is far from the image presented by the government to the international community. This was stated by the Jaffna Diocese' Commission for Justice and Peace (Cjpcdj), in an official statement. In the document, the Cjpcdj explains that the population of the Northern Province undergoes physical and psychological abuse of various kinds, which limit freedom of speech and violate basic human rights. Added to this the inability to be able to obtain justice, a condition that "day after day is exhausting the hopes of the people" to rebuild a just democratic and peaceful community.


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