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Human Rights Watch says still no justice for Sri Lanka's victims of war ten years after

Ten years since the end of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war, the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict's many victims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday, on the 10th anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory in the war against Tamil Tiger terrorists.The armed conflict ended on May 18, 2009, with the total defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The Sri Lankan government pledged to provide justice for wartime abuses and to take other measures to promote respect for human rights in a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution adopted in October 2015. While there has been some progress to address these commitments, there has been none to provide justice and accountability, the HRW said in a statement."The end of Sri Lanka's long civil war in May 2009 provided an opportunity not only to rebuild shattered lives and society, but also to restore respect for rights and the rule of law,..................

 

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