AlJazeera 101 East Video: Scars of Sri Lanka

101 East investigates Sri Lanka’s human rights record since the end of its bloody civil war in 2009.

While President Rajapaksa’s government claims peace, ongoing rapes and disappearances of Tamils shows the scars of internal war are long from healed.


Reporter Evan Williams talks to those facing the worst. Among them, the “war widow” demanding to know what happened to her husband, the girl who hasn’t since her father since 2011, the journalist whose colleague was shot and the protester who lives in hiding.

Despite government claims of peace, torture and abductions continue to be used to stifle ethnic and political dissent.