Sri Lankans wait for lost relatives as UN begins war crimes probe

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Sun, 2021-03-28 21:56

COLOMBO: It has been 13 years since Manuel Udayachandra’s son, Anton Seerado, went missing from the Pallimunai village of northern Sri Lanka’s war-torn Mannar district.

But even today, the 63-year-old mother of four continues to wait for her eldest child to return home. 

“There is no closure,” she told Arab News on Sunday, nearly a week after the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) received a mandate to collect evidence of crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-old conflict, which began in 1983 and is among the world’s longest-running and bloodiest wars. 

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