Oblate JPIC Urges IMF Loan to Sri Lanka be Conditioned on Tangible Human Rights Progress
July 24th, 2009
In a letter to the US Executive Director to the International Monetary Fund, Meg Lundsager, the US Oblate JPIC office today urged that the US$2.5 billion stand-by loan be conditioned on tangible human rights progress by the Sri Lankan government. The loan was opposed by the UK government.
Some 280,000 Tamils are still being held involuntarily in over-crowded and severely under-serviced military-controlled camps in the north. In addition, the government has made no attempts to address the serious and legitimate underlying grievances of the Tamil population that led to the insurgency in the first place.