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Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority left more than 70,000 dead. Both sides committed atrocities, but the final months of the conflict in 2009 were especially brutal.
The civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 after 26 years of conflict. Both sides – the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils – committed countless acts of terror and violence. The ruthless final push by the Sinhalese army went largely unseen by independent observers.