More than 300,000 people, out of a total displaced population of 800,000, have returned home since a ceasefire ended 20 years of hostilities in 2002. Despite the ceasefire, however, many remain displaced, while many of those who have been able to return have not done so in safety and dignity. Returning IDPs face safety threats, property dispossession, landlessness and a lack of basic infrastructure and basic services.
16 September 2003 | Country Profile
After more than 20 years of a civil war, which has caused the death of more than 64,000 people and displaced over a million people inside and outside the country, Sri Lanka now appears to have firmly set its course on peace and reconciliation.
02 January 2003 | Country Profile