Clearing the path for displaced peoples in Sri Lanka, a decade after civil war


SUMMARY: A hidden yet persistent danger prevents the safe return of displaced peoples to their communities in northern and eastern Sri Lanka. Until 2009, the small island nation that sits off the coast of India was wracked with a brutal conflict that finally ended after twenty-five years. This civil war between the Sri Lankan Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) left nearly 70,000 civilians dead and an estimated one million people displaced.

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Published: Monday, April 6, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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