Twice monthly news bulletin from
the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office
REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS
SRI LANKA: FEAR OF RENEWED
Since December, there have been six major
deadly attacks on military personnel in Sri Lanka. About 70 soldiers and
sailors have been killed in those and other incidents. Rebel LTTE (known
as the Tamil Tigers) supporters say more than 40 ethnic Tamils have been
killed by the security forces in a series of attacks over the same period.
The Norwegian peace envoy Erik Solheim
urged for renewal of peace talks stalled in 2003.