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Tamils mark two years since end of Sri Lanka’s civil war

[MISC, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:39 No Comment]

Two years after the end of the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka, reconciliation between Tamils and the Sinhalese remains fraught with challenges.

Tamils around the world have gathered to commemorate the tens of thousands of lives lost during the final months of the war – when there was a sharp escalation in violence.

In Melbourne, the Tamil diaspora called on the Australian government to back the findings of a UN advisory report, which recommended an independent investigation into claims of atrocities perpetrated by both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger sepatratists.

The Sri Lankan government says the report was "shoddy" and refutes any claims of atrocities.

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