Friday, September 01, 2006

Incident: NGO Controls, Sri Lanka

Local and foreign NGOs have been told by Sri Lankan officials they must obtain work permits for expatriate staff within a week. 500 foreign nationals working for about 90 charities had already applied for work permits but were still waiting for them. The government is also insisting relief agencies hand over assets to the military if they leave a conflict area, so equipment cannot fall into the hands of insurgents.


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