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Sri Lanka remains in 'state of denial' over alleged war crimes

Experts call a UN resolution against Colombo a 'diplomatic fall from grace'

Tamil women cry as they hold up images of family members who disappeared during the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, at a protest in Jaffna, about 400 km north of Colombo, in August 2013.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- It has been more than a decade since Sri Lanka's armed conflict ended, and observers say the country's rule of law and human rights situations remain a matter of grave concern.

Speaking on Thursday in an online discussion hosted by the Law Association for Asia and Pacific, eminent panelists touched upon a resolution that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted last month, decrying the nation's human rights record.

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