Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (left) at a memorial during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo to mark the seventh anniversary of the end of the island’s Tamil separatist war. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (left) at a memorial during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo to mark the seventh anniversary of the end of the island’s Tamil separatist war. Photo: AFP

Seven years after end of civil war, Sri Lanka treads cautiously on path to peace

For minority Tamils, the government’s pledges of post-war truth and reconciliation ring false

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (left) at a memorial during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo to mark the seventh anniversary of the end of the island’s Tamil separatist war. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (left) at a memorial during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo to mark the seventh anniversary of the end of the island’s Tamil separatist war. Photo: AFP
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