Sri Lanka

    A senior western diplomat has warned that living conditions are deteriorating for tens of thousands of civilians displaced inside Tamil Tiger rebel-held areas in northern Sri Lanka. "We have one of the biggest humanitarian problems emerging in the north at the moment. Unfortunately it's not attracting enough international attention," said the diplomat, who's familiar with the Sri Lankan situation. Sri Lankan security forces are carrying out a multi-pronged offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north and some army units are reported to be very close to the town of Kilinochchi, where the Tamil Tigers have their headquarters. (BBC)

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