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17 Nov 2011 description
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The nearly three decades long civil war in Sri Lanka, left the education system in the country’s North weakened.

But, now even after two years have passed since the government declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE, the cracks remain.

23 Nov 2009 description
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The release of internally displaced people from camps in northern Sri Lanka has been moving at a very fast pace according to the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator.

John Holmes, back from a visit to Sri Lanka, says when he visited the Menik Farm camp last week, the number of the displaced people there was less than half of what it had been at end of hostilities.

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28 Aug 2009 description
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Since 1990, people from North West Sri Lanka were forced out of their homes and into camps during the armed conflict. Now, many of them are looking forward to their return home after 19 years of living in IDP camps.

20 May 2009 description
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United Nations humanitarian agencies are calling for unrestricted access to the conflict zone in North East Sri Lanka to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the zone by the war.

The agencies say they have no information on the numbers of sick or wounded still in the conflict zone.