Hope, mistrust among Sri Lankans after UN report (AP) – 1211th Edition

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009 file photo, Sri Lankan soldiers gather as the body of Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is carried on a stretcher in Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka. The violent 26-year war, waged by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for an independent state for ethnic minority Tamils, left up to 100,000 people dead on both sides — including at least 7,000 in the last five months alone, the U.N. has said. Since the war ended in May 2009, civilians left in former war zones have been forced into silence about what they witnessed.(AP Photo/File)AP – A United Nations report that gives credence to allegations of human rights abuses during the bloody end of Sri Lanka’s civil war has given some victims’ families hope for justice, while others say the U.N. action comes too late.

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