Sri Lanka’s Parliament accused of perpetuating majority rule

FILE- In this July 10, 2007, file photo, Sri Lankan troops fire a multi-barrel rocket launcher aimed at Tamil Tiger targets close to Thoppigala, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast 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/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)


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