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[Al Jazeera, Thursday, 24 September 2009 15:02 No Comment]

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.

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