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REFUGEES FROM NORTH OF SRI LANKA IN CROW ISLAND, COLOMBO. EYE WITNESS REPORT ON THE PRESENT STATUS AND A PROJECT PROPOSAL

 “Even though they have been living for twenty years in Colombo, away from home, none can claim that leaving their home town and settling in Colombo have gained any advantage. It has been agony and problems and difficulties one after another. The pain of living in refugee camp worsened when the entire compound was inundated with water when Tsunami hit ... Read More »

LLRC submission: The Citizens’ Commission on the Expulsion of Muslims from the North by the LTTE in October 1990

  [Editors' note: Submission to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, 4th of November, 2010.] Northern Muslims in Post Conflict Sri Lanka The entire Muslim community of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province – numbering approximately  75,000 persons, were expelled by the LTTE in a systematic and organized manner during a two week period in October 1990. Northern Muslims were 5% of the Population ... Read More »

Resettle Displaced Muslims in Jaffna, By Sumaiya Rizvi

Iran to help An Iranian delegation was scheduled to arrive in the island today to visit Muslim Internally Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka, who marked 20 years since their eviction from the Jaffna Peninsula recently, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran M.M Zuhair said yesterday “The delegates would be visiting IDP’s to assess their situation and find ways to help them,” ... Read More »

THE FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY IN SRI LANKA

It is unfortunate that even though Muslim population in Sri Lanka forms a significant chunk, approximately seven percent, of it; very few are aware of the trials they have been facing and still face since the formation of the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, better known as the LTTE. The Muslim community in Sri Lanka has been the ... Read More »

Puttalam Refugees

Twenty years on and hundreds of Muslim IDPs who were forcefully evicted by the LTTE from the north, continue to languish in Puttalam. Still living in temporary shelters, they speak of their plight, fears and the hope for a better future.   Source from DailyMirror.lk Read More »

Difficult homecoming for Muslim IDPs

PUTTALAM, 22 March 2010 (IRIN) – Resettlement efforts are under way for thousands of displaced Muslims from Sri Lanka’s north who have been languishing in refugee camps for nearly two decades, officials say. The internally displaced people (IDPs) were forcibly evicted in October 1990 from the northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu and some parts of Vavuniya by the ... Read More »

JAFFNA MUSLIM REFUGEES IN COLOMBO, By AGA Barrie

‘Muhajireen Refugee Camp’ in Crow Island and they are from the Jaffna town. On Tuesday the 2nd of March, 2010, Ali Azeez and I decided to pay a visit to the long forgotten refugees living on Crow Island in Mutwal, Colombo. Even though the refugees have been living in this abandoned school property for the last two decades, neither the ... Read More »

SAILAN MUSLIM FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVES VISIT TO PUTTALAM

JAFFNA SITUATION REPORT ON MUSLIM IDP’S It is unfortunate that to this day, the situation of Muslim IDP’s languishing in refugee camps remains unsettled. It is now two decades since they were displaced from their homes in Jaffna as a result of ethnic cleansing by the LTTE in 1990. The long awaited liberation of the North in May 2009 has ... Read More »

Treatment of Tamil IDPs and Muslim Refugees Double Standard on Human Sufferings Stinks High Heaven

Part of this article, dealing up to the Indian involvement, was published in the Ceylon Daily Mirror on Tuesday 22 September 2009 It is heartening to note the swift international response to the misery of Internally Displaced Tamils. There is no doubt that every country ,every organization and every individual should make every effort  to ameliorate the  conditions of  about ... Read More »

MCSL Aid to Vanni IDPs

Muslim Aid is responding towards the Humanitarian Crisis for those displaced in the North. Muslim Aid is responding at present by providing an inflatable field hospital, ambulances and a team of doctors. We are also sending our water purification equipment which has the capacity of providing 144,000 ltrs of safe drinking water per day along with a water bowser. There ... Read More »