Sri Lanka’s Parliament accused of perpetuating majority rule

FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2006, file photo, Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil civilians who fled Tamil Tiger rebel held areas fearing escalation of violence stand in a line to get into the government controlled area in Riditenne, about 250 kilometers (156 miles) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka. As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society.The Sinhalese-controlled legislature has done little to heal the wounds left from a quarter-century civil war that ended in 2009, and still refuses to acknowledge or investigate allegations of wartime atrocities by the government. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)

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