Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena abandons promise to investigate wartime atrocities

  • Government troops accused of killing at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians in the final months of 37-year guerilla war that ended in May 2009
  • Sirisena previously promised accountability for excesses carried out by the largely Sinhalese military

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Photo: AFP
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