“U.N. calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights investigation Reuters” by Shihar Aneez”

The United Nations urged Sri Lanka on Tuesday to make sure it had strong systems for holding people accountable, as the island nation carried out its own investigations in abuses during a 26-year civil war

via: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-un-calls-for-accountability-in-sri-lanka-rights-investigation-2015-3?IR=T

“Sri Lanka Premier Starts With Fixing Civil War Ills” by Gardiner Harris

Tens of thousands went missing during the civil war ending in 2009, including people who were killed in battles as well as those said to have been shot in custody. But there have long been rumors of secret camps holding thousands of detainees, a notion Mr. Wickremesinghe sought to dispel.

“There are a few hundreds, I think, not thousands,” he said. “There are people who are missing whose names are not found anywhere,” which means they either “are not among the living or they left the country. That’s all.”

via: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/world/asia/sri-lankas-leader-grapples-with-release-of-political-prisoners.html?_r=0