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Colombo faces resettlement pressure
UN continues efforts to get Colombo to allow war-displaced northern Tamils to go home.
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2009 14:00 GMT



UN presses Sri Lanka to resettle displaced Tamils

The United Nations has sent a senior official to Sri Lanka this week to press for the speedy resettlement of 300,000 war-displaced.

Walter Kalin, the UN secretary-general's envoy for refugee rights - the second UN official to visit in as many weeks - is expected to pressure the government to allow displaced people in the island's north to go home.

Kalin arrived on Wednesday for a five-day visit that includes a tour to camps holding tens of thousands of refugees four months on from the end of the country's civil war, Sri Lanka's Human Rights Ministry said.

Al Jazeera's Chan Tau Chou reports.

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