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Sri Lanka's Census On War Dead – A Step Towards Transparency and Reconciliation

Written by Rezwan On 23 December 2013 @ 10:45 am | No Comments

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Tamil Demonstrators held a rally in UK. Image by LK Aldama. Copyright Demotix (2/11/2013) [1]

Tamil Demonstrators held a rally in UK. Image by LK Aldama. Copyright Demotix (2/11/2013)

The Government of Sri Lanka has started a census [2] on the deaths, missing people and damage to property in the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [3] affecting the Tamil minorities from 1983 to 2009. Serendipity blog [4] hopes that the counting would be done properly:

Whilst the press and the HRC and other bodies are hailing it as a first step, I personally would like to see a proper accounting of ALL people NOT accounted for since 1982, as it also may include the 30,000+ people missing during the second JVP uprising, whose remains have NOT yet been found.

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[1] Image: http://www.demotix.com/photo/3118151/tamil-demonstration-against-commonwealth-meeting-sri-lanka

[2] started a census: http://archive.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/sri-lanka-to-begin-war-dead-census/

[3] conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_lanka_civil_war

[4] Serendipity blog: http://kalpanakaranna.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-census-of-disappeared-let-us-try-to.html

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