Sri Lanka

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  • Government Opponents 

  • Muslims

  • Christians

  • Tamils

  • Sri Lankan Government

  • Sinhala Nationalists

  • Tamil Tigers

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Stage 3: Discrimination, Stage 5: Organization, Stage 8: Persecution, Stage 10: Denial
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Sri Lanka is still recovering from a 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009 with victory by the Sinhalese majority government over Tamil Tiger separatists. National reconciliation is marred by obstruction of accountability or justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against Tamils during the civil war, and by continuing discrimination against Tamils and Muslims.

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Page last updated:
10/12/2022

Resources

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Can justice be served years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended?

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The Sri Lankan Civil War and Its History, Revisited in 2020

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Sri Lankan Government Appoints Alleged Rights Abusers