Sri Lanka

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has warned that Sri Lanka risks creating "bitterness" if it fails to rapidly resettle Tamil refugees. He conveyed this during talks with Sri Lankan Prime minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake at the UN in New York. Mr Ban said further suffering under harsh conditions in the camps could lead to growing discontent in the government-run camps in the north. More than 250,000 Tamil civilians have been confined in these camps. The civilians fled the northern region in the final stages of fighting between Sri Lankan security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels. (BBC)

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