Family of Sri Lanka massacre victims doubt justice

[Reuters]

Relatives of 17 aid workers massacred in Sri Lanka said on Monday they did not expect justice as a heated human rights inquiry began into their execution-style murders more than a year ago. Ravi Shantha, the aunt of one of the Action Contre la Faim (ACF) aid workers killed in August 2006 in the northeastern town of Muttur, told a panel of judges appointed to investigate rights abuses in Sri Lanka that too much time had passed. “I don’t trust that I will be given justice in this case,” Shantha said to Reuters after giving evidence about the last known movements of her nephew Ambigavathy Jayaseelan.

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