Puttalam, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
ISMATH INDON, A MOSLEM REFUGEE FROM SRILANKA'S NORTHERN JAFFNA.
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-SRILANKA-MOSLEMS - Ismath Indon, a Moslem refugee from Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula, looks at the card that allows him a ration of food from the government. Indon is one of the thousands of refugees, pushed out of Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula by Tamil Tiger rebels 10 years ago. Thousands of Moslems in Jaffna, who left their homes after being given hours to vacate, face a dismal future as there is little likelihood of them returning. Picture taken on May 19.