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Sri Lanka's Open Wounds

It is four years since Sri Lankan government troops crushed the Tamil Tiger separatist militants, ending the civil war. But 30 years of violence has left a bleak legacy.

Politically motivated 'disappearances' continue along with suppression of critical voices. The BBC's correspondent in Sri Lanka, Charles Haviland, reports for Our World on the lasting trauma for victims of the war who feel their voices are not being heard.

Charles asks whether Sri Lanka can have the bright future its leaders promise if it does not address the darker aspects of the country's recent past, and its present.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 May 2013 21:30


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CorrespondentCharles Haviland

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