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Relatives search for Sri Lanka's missing

15 February 2014 Last updated at 07:39 GMT

Relatives of missing people in Sri Lanka have flocked to testify at a new commission set up to examine the issue of the missing.

The island has thousands of outstanding unsolved cases of disappearance, many, though not all, of people suspected of involvement with the Tamil Tigers.

Charles Haviland reports from the commission in Jaffna.

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