Sri Lanka rebuffs UN leader

Ban Ki-moon in the health clinic in Vavuniya. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

Ban Ki-moon in the Manik Farm Camp. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

The Voice of America reports

Sri Lanka has rejected a call by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to lift restrictions on aid delivery and unhindered access by humanitarian groups to overcrowded displacement camps. The Secretary General ‘s hurriedly planned visit to Sri Lanka Saturday was designed to keep the spotlight on the plight of the several hundred thousand civilians displaced by the recently-concluded civil war there.

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