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Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war remain unaccounted for
Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war remain unaccounted for
Thousands of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war remain unaccounted for

“I STILL believe he’s alive,” says Tharsini Santhirabose with a glazed, fixed smile. She last saw her husband, a fellow guerrilla for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, in the final days of the civil war that ended with the Tigers’ obliteration in 2009. Up to 40,000 civilians were killed, according to the UN, along with most of the remnants of the…

The Economist - Mar 17 13:55 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe
Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe
Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a fresh appeal from the United Nations to allow international judges to investigate alleged war-era atrocities, vowing to not prosecute soldiers. "I am not going to allow non-governmental organisations to dictate how to run my government. I will not listen to their calls to prosecute my troops," the president…

AFP - Mar 06 03:10 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

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