Sri Lanka: January 6, 2005


out from for years.

The government has ordered the army to assist government workers in taking control of relief operations in LTTE controlled areas. The rebels have insisted that relief aid and relief organizations work through the LTTE, and threatened government officials who opposed that. In LTTE controlled areas, the LTTE has an advantage in organizing the relief effort. But the government does not want the disaster to strengthen the separatist LTTE movement. There is fear that the struggle for control of the


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