Sri Lanka quarantines conflict zone

[Toronto Star]

Sri Lanka – After a civil war that has lasted more than a quarter-century, the Sri Lankan government can sense victory against its long-time nemesis, the Tamil Tigers. But Sri Lanka doesn’t want the world to know how it routed its enemy in the northern part of this island. The government has practically shut down access to aid workers, diplomats and reporters. The government refused a request yesterday by the Swiss and Dutch ambassadors to go on a humanitarian fact-finding mission to the country’s war-affected region, a senior foreign diplomat told the Star.

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