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Almost 13 years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, there is still no prosecution for serious crimes that probably constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Until 2009, the country was torn apart by fighting between government forces and Tamil separatists, which left more than 100,000 people dead. Since then, the living conditions of the Tamil and Muslim populations, also victims of the war, have deteriorated. A year ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution providing for a new mandate and budget to gather evidence of war crimes. Full investigations into allegations of corruption and political crimes are widely attributed to the clan of Gotabaya Rajapaksa (former president of Sri Lanka) and his allies. The Sri Lankan state persists in repressive and arbitrary practices, deaf to the demands of civil society. Justice Info reports 100% independently on this sensitive issue through expert analysis and breaking down the facts.