Audio: The humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka

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27 March 2009

Tens of thousands of people are trapped in "safe zones" in the north eastern Wanni region of Sri Lanka. They are at increased risk from the escalation in attacks as fighting intensifies between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. The number of casualties is increasing.

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka and is also a human rights activist, writer and journalist. 

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