Sri Lanka Conflict: ‘Why Can’t You Find Our Sons?’


Thousands of Tamil families in northern Sri Lanka lost contact with loved ones in the final stretch of the brutal civil war that ended nearly 10 years ago and have yet to hear from them. The Sinhalese-dominated government denies that they are holding people in detention centers or secret prisons, and also dismisses as fabrication that those who disappeared were killed in extrajudicial killings. While a relative measure of peace and prosperity has returned to the north of the island, many Tamils say the core issues of greater economic independence and self-determination still need to be addressed.

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