A prisoner has been seriously injured and has had to be hospitalized after a clash between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in the north-east of the country this week.
The war in Sri Lanka is over, say the headlines. Savitri Hensman, a native of the troubled land who now lives in Britain, offers a more complex account of the continuing struggle for peace with justice.
The Anglican Bishop of Kurunagala in Sri Lanka, the Rt Revd Kumara lllangasinghe, has written to Anglican churches throughout the world to appeal for crisis aid for refugee casualties following the bloody end to the war there.
News that the UK government has licensed multi-million pound arms deals with the Sri Lankan government has triggered outrage amongst campaigners and MPs, and raises the need for sea-change in public policy on the arms trade.
Methodist's in Britain are working with local churches in Sri Lanka to deliver immediate aid and relief after the bloody war there, using the Church’s Fund for World Mission to help rebuilding and to alleviate human suffering.
The Sri Lankan government says that more than 6,200 security personnel were killed and almost 30,000 wounded in the final three years of the war with the Tamil Tigers. Independent analysts say many thousands of Tamils have died as well.