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Sri Lanka must confront demons of past, UN rights chief says
Sri Lanka must confront demons of past, UN rights chief says
Sri Lanka must confront demons of past, UN rights chief says

Sri Lanka must "confront and defeat the demons of its past", the UN human rights chief said Tuesday at the end of a visit to assess the island's progress in investigating war crimes. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Sri Lanka had come a long way since this time last year, when former president Mahinda Rajapakse was ousted after a decade in power. But he said opinions…

AFP - Feb 09 13:31 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

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Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues
Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues
Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues

During a recent visit to Sri Lanka, I (unsurprisingly) saw a lot of military personnel. Many times they were riding around in vehicles. On other occasions the interaction was a bit more personal. In Jaffna, as I was purchasing a new SIM card, a pair of Sri Lanka Army members entered the shop. In Trincomalee, I walked into town to grab the Sunday newspapers. There’s…

The Diplomat - Feb 09 13:30 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, History, WarCrimes ]

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