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

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

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 on the deaths, missing people and damage to property in the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam affecting the Tamil minorities from 1983 to 2009. Serendipity blog 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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