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Curbing humanitarianism

"There is a definite trend to reduce aid agencies to [mere] service providers where the government says where, what, when and how. Therefore, it might be more difficult for NGOs to operate in the future according to humanitarian principles or their mandate"

"The main question is whether the government will take care of the Tamil population, as much as it does with Sinhalese population in the south."

- comments by aid workers. See AlertNet’s report on Sri Lanka’s restrictions on international aid agencies helping Tamils.