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Is Sri Lanka's government failing to heal the nation?

DW, 25 Feb 2021
A UN report seeking an International Criminal Court investigation into Sri Lanka is being discussed today at a meeting in Geneva. The report by the UN's top human rights official Michele Bachelet also calls for sanctions against top Sri Lankan officials accused of war crimes.
The report accuses the government of Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa of clamping down on democracy in the country and not bringing to book people responsible for rights violations during Sri Lanka's decades long civil war.
For 26 years Tamil separatists battled the Sri Lankan government for a separate state. The war ended in 2009 with the defeat of the rebels.
But it also left significant casualties among the civilian population. For many of the Tamils who lost loved ones, the search for accountability has made little progress.

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