04 February 2017
Sri Lanka's security forces held an unprecedented parade in Jaffna, on the country's 69th Independence Day.
Sri Lanka's military is thought to have committed mass atrocities on a large scale and maintains a heavy presence in the Tamil-dominated North-East of the island. Impunity prevails 8 years after the end of the armed conflict and suspected war criminals remain amongst the forces in the Tamil region.
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