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Displaced Sri Lankans return home
Some of hundreds of thousands displaced by country's 25-year conflict are returning to rebuild their lives.
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2011 05:12


Almost 4,000 Sri Lankans are returning to their country after years in refugee camps in southern India.

Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced during the conflict between the government and the separatist Tamil Tigers during the country's 25-year civil war.

Now, through a voluntary repatriation programme run by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, some of the previously displaced are returning to Sri Lanka in the hope of a better life. 

A report commissioned by the government to investigate possible human rights abuses committed during the war will also be handed to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Mannar.

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