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Sri Lanka 'hit by rise in abductions'

14 March 2012 Last updated at 04:04 GMT

Sri Lanka's civil war may have ended three years ago, but the repercussions of that conflict are still being felt.

There are regular accounts of Human Rights violations and, more recently, there has been a rise in abductions and disappearances.

The UN Human Rights Council is due to discuss a US resolution asking Sri Lanka to explain how it will ensure justice and reconciliation for its people.

From Colombo, the BBC's Charles Haviland reports.