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In the crosshairs at the crossroads

COLOMBO (UCAN): Banners appeared in the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka, reading Are bullets the only gift the government has for Tamils? and Such killings destroy reconciliation after two Tamil students from Jaffna University found themselves caught in the crosshairs of police guns at the crossroads at Kulappidi Junction on October 20.

Five police were arrested and remanded until November 4.

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Where are Sri Lanka’s missing priests?

Killinochchi (UCAN): “We are waiting for a sincere attempt from the new government to find the culprits, reveal the truth and show accountability so as to really promote reconciliation,” Father S.V.B. Mangalarajah, the president of the Justice and Peace Commission in the diocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, said on May 18, as he called for answers from Sri Lankan authorities about the fate of the  priests who disappeared in suspicious circumstances during the country’s decades-long civil war.

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