[JURIST] The main opposition party in Sri Lanka, The United National Party (UNP) [official website] released a statement Thursday demanding the Sri Lankan government conduct an investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during the 26 year Sri Lankan Civil War [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive] that ended in 2009. The Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) [Time backgrounder] have both been accused [AP report] of war crimes and human rights violations, primarily...

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