The US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap called for justice for the killing of 5 Tamil students by Sri Lankan task force officers 12 years ago.
"Justice delayed is justice denied", Mr Keshap tweeted, quoting a tweet by USTPAC calling for justice.
The case – known as the 'Trinco 5' – remains one of the highest profile killings in Sri Lanka to receive international attention, listed in 2014 by the then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on the island as one of four ‘emblematic cases’ of the government's failure to ensure accountability and having been raised repeatedly in international forums.
Despite the change in government no one has been brought to justice for the killings.
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