Aid workers struggle to help war-weary refugees as concerns grow about conditions in the shelters as well as timetables for resettlement.
As the fighting has shrunk to a three-square mile strip of rebel-held land, Sri Lanka's military has framed its offensive as the world's 'largest hostage rescue mission.'
French and British envoys Wednesday urged a halt to fighting as concerns deepen about 50,000 trapped civilians.
The campaign against the Tamil Tigers appears to be ending. But deep ethnic divides behind the conflict remain.
The government says the war is in its last stages, as thousands of civilians remain trapped in the conflict zone.
Tens of thousands of civilians fled Monday as the government breached rebels' defensive wall.