Sporadic Clashes in Sri Lanka After Heavy Fighting

June 3, 2007

"Sri Lankan government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels were engaged in sporadic clashes in the north of the island Monday, the day after fierce battles left scores of fighters dead, official sources said. The latest upsurge in fighting also came ahead of a planned visit to the island Tuesday by key donor Japan's special peace envoy, who will be discussing what future there is for the country's tattered peace process...Following the guarantees, the aid groups from the US, UN and European Union among others agreed to return to work in northern and eastern areas of the country, the scene of almost daily fighting. "