Sri Lanka vows to resettle Tamils within 6 months

Article Date: 
21 May 2009

The Sri Lankan government made the pledge following President Mahinda Rajapaksa's meeting on Thursday with two senior envoys from the government of India. It comes amid growing international concern over the humanitarian situation in the crowded, fenced-in camps where the displaced civilians are being kept...

The United Nations says 7,000 civilians were killed and 16,700 wounded in the fighting from Jan. 20 until May 7, during the government's final offensive aimed at ending the country's bloody 25-year civil war. Health officials in the area said more than 1,000 others have been killed since then.

Article Source: 
CBC News