Sri Lanka’s Refugees Trapped After War

[ Wall Street Journal ]

Before reaching the corrugated metal shelters of a refugee camp here, Noroshan Nallathambi and his family faced a dilemma: disclose what they say was his forced conscription to the Tamil Tiger rebels or keep quiet. In the end, the 21-year-old Mr. Nallathambi decided to step forward at an army checkpoint 10 days ago, according to his family members. They haven’t seen him since. “We don’t know where he’s gone,” says the young man’s 60-year-old grandfather, Shivasubramaniam Indrani.

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