Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 10 years ago but there has been little progress in tracing those who disappeared during and after the violent end to the war. About 20,000 people, mostly Tamils, are thought to still be missing. Many believe their relatives are alive and in the hands of the security forces – a…

Sri Lanka’s civil war ended 10 years previously nonetheless there change into little development in tracing other folks that disappeared all the device through and after the violent end to the war.

About 20,000 other folks, mostly Tamils, are thought to peaceful be lacking.

Many mediate their kinfolk are alive and in the hands of the protection forces – a look rejected by the authorities. These households meet and address each day vigils to train and to expend their kinfolk’ recollections alive.

Loads of them now fear the return of Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and what this will furthermore objective suggest for the future of the country.

Whereas supporters hail Gotabaya Rajapaksa for playing a very remarkable role in crushing the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels and bringing to an end to the civil war when he change into defence secretary, opponents fear the return of the dynasty would possibly perhaps spark a new crackdown on critics.

Mr Rajapaksa denies any irascible doing and both aspect possess been accused of human rights abuses.

The BBC has been to the northern Sri Lankan city of Killinochi to focus on to these Tamil households peaceful expecting solutions.

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