Sri Lanka to count war dead

  • Due to international pressure, Sri Lanka has finally agreed to attempt finding out the number of people that were killed during its civil war. According to the government, about 16,000 officials will "conduct an island-wide census to assess the human and property damages occurred."

    The government disputes the fact that about 40,000 Tamil Civilians died during the last few months of the merciless war. 

    Sri Lanka's government had mentioned for two years after the car that no civilians were killed. However, it acknowledged in 2011 that some deaths did in fact, occur but the census that it announced was vague. 

    Hence, troops were accused of shelling civilians as well as deliberately blocking food to thousands of people.

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