Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sri Lanka bishop accuses forces over missing priests

(At least two Roman Catholic priests have gone missing in Sri Lanka in the past four years, the church says.

Kingsley Swampillai, the bishop of Trincomalee and Batticaloa, said one of the priests vanished after security forces took him in for questioning.

Bishop Swampillai and his colleagues were testifying before a commission looking into the country's civil war.

It ended last year when troops defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, who had been fighting for a separate state.

The United Nations estimates the ethnic conflict killed up to 100,000 people. Many others disappeared.

The government says the commission will promote reconciliation and has rejected international calls for an external inquiry.


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