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Bishop’s Sri Lanka plea: CEN 9.05.08 p 5. September 9, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Church of Ceylon, Church of England Newspaper, Terrorism.
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Fighting between government troops and Tamil separatists have left the people of Northern Sri Lanka “caught in the cross-fire” of a “never ending war,” the Bishop of Colombo said in a statement released last week.

The Rt Rev Duleep de Chickera urged the government and the forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) — the Tamil Tigers, to allow religious leaders to broker a peace agreement, as state diplomatic efforts have so far failed to end the fighting that has left over 65,000 dead since 1983.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Bishop calls for peace in Sri Lanka
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