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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Recruitment of child combatants remains a threat in.........

[b]Recruitment of child combatants remains a threat in Sri Lanka – Refugees International[/b]

[b]New York, 12 October, ([/b] Refugees International, a New York based human rights organization and its main concern is to end human displacement alleged that in recent months recruitment of children by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has increased.

Refugees International further pointed out that in the eastern coastal district of Batticaloa, which was hard hit by tsunami is an area of political tension and LTTE child recruitment remains constant.

Refugees International has urged the Tamil rebel outfit, the LTTE to respect their international commitments and cease their recruitment of child soldiers.

Also the Human rights group has recommended that donors address the imbalance in international assistance to the north and east of the country compared to the south, and increase investment in long-term development programs in conflict-affected regions.

Refugees International works towards a lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

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