UN Envoy On Humanitarian Affairs To Arrive In Sri Lanka


The U.N.’s top envoy for humanitarian affairs John Holmes will arrive in Colombo on Thursday to assess Sri Lanka’s relief operations in its conflict zone, the government said. The visit comes after U.N.-appointed experts expressed concern earlier this month over “rapidly deteriorating conditions” facing civilians affected by the war between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels and the “significant number of civilian casualties.” The United Nations under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs was visiting the island at Colombo’s invitation, the government said Wednesday.

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