Civilians fleeing the civil war, mainly government army shelling, has been imprisoned in concentration camps surrounded by barbed wire, with little water or food, or medical care. To avoid any contact with the outside, the military prevent access to the camps for members of Red Cross and other NGOs who try, unsuccessfully, to distribute humanitarian aid while civilians die from epidemics that have begun to spread among the battered and malnourished population.
With the excuse to stop the guerrillas who presumably have managed to infiltrate among the refugees, the Sri Lankan government has announced that it's going to keep prisoners for a period of up to two years, when they will be relocated without any guarantee that they can return to their homes or what remains of them.
To make matters worse, this scenario is joined by the difficult situation in which they live and Tamils have lived under the yoke of the Sinhalese majority. With discriminatory laws that make it impossible life in Sri Lanka, you may not take long to resurface armed liberation movements that call for independence from the north-west of the country, where Tamils are the majority. Only a just for all based on respect for human rights and equality before the law will enable peaceful coexistence.