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Sri Lanka’s Jaffna battles tough times

The shops are nearly empty, electricity is available for an hour a day and only a few telephone lines work in the besieged Sri Lankan town of Jaffna. Cut off for a week by fighting between Sri Lanka’s government and Tamil Tiger rebels, life on the northern Jaffna peninsula is hard. Now, many want to escape, but they cannot. “If this continues, Jaffna’s economy will be crippled and our people will be destroyed,” said 43-year-old Ponmiah Tharmalingam, an electrical engineer. “We would die of starvation and our soil would become dry and ruined.” Full Story

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