JOHN HOLMES TO VISIT SRI LANKA ONCE AGAIN
Posted on November 14th, 2009

By Walter Jayawardhana

 The United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes will undertake a mission to Sri Lanka this week, the United Nations announced .

 The 17 to 19 November visit will be the fourth this year for Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes, who previously travelled there in February, April and May.

 The UN has been closely monitoring the situation in Sri Lanka , where more than 270,000 people were staying in closed camps after hostilities between the military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May.

 In recent months according to estimates internally displaced persons (IDPs) by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) now number about 163,000.

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