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Sri Lanka faces trade, human rights link

EU dangles export tariff concessions before Colombo to secure post-war justice

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka -- The pain of Sri Lanka's civil war, which ended in May 2009, continues to haunt residents in the eastern coastal town of Batticaloa and its surrounding villages. Punyamurthi Jeyatheepa, a 32-year-old social worker, is still searching for her husband, Pathmashri, who left their home on May 23, four days after the guns fell silent, and disappeared after a military mop-up operation near their village north of Batticaloa.

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