Sri Lanka's lasting agony

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Stories of despair and aspiration from South Asia. Frances Harrison hears the accounts of Sri Lankan Tamils who claim they have survived abduction, torture and rape by state forces - and describes the lasting agony these experiences left behind. As the Commonwealth prepares to meet in Colombo, is anyone holding the Rajapaksa government to account? In Delhi and Ahmedabad, Justin Rowlatt learns why the current Indian mission to Mars is inspiring street kids as well as space scientists - and why it's important for any nation, regardless of its economic status, to keep hoping and reach for the stars.
Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Polly Hope
Photo credit: AP/Getty Images

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Mon 11 Nov 2013 09:50 GMT
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