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Tamils wait for justice in Sri Lanka

Families discouraged by the government's move to withdraw from UN resolution on civil war

UCA News reporter, Colombo

UCA News reporter, Colombo

Updated: February 28, 2020 09:35 AM GMT
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Tamils wait for justice in Sri Lanka

Relatives of missing people stage a protest in the Tamil heartland of Jaffna in October 2019. (Photo: AFP)

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Like thousands of Sri Lankans, Nalini Suba, 53, lost members of her family during the civil war. “What justice did they get even 10 years after the end of the war?” she asked, referring to her son and brother who died during the conflict.

The killers remain at large. "We have no income to live on. They killed those who provided us with a source of income," Suba said with tears in her eyes.

Suba continues her protests with families of the disappeared across the north and east of Sri Lanka, demanding justice for their loved ones.

Her concern is all the more pressing with Sri Lanka poised to withdraw co-sponsorship of the Geneva Resolution calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the country's long civil war.

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