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Why a Sri Lankan Leader Might Be Tried for War Crimes in Brazil

| Aug. 30, 2017

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Early Tuesday morning, news broke that Sri Lanka's ambassador to Brazil had fled the country. Sri Lanka's government later announced that his departure was planned, and it was simply the end of his ambassadorial term, but the timing raised eyebrows. The previous day, human rights groups had filed a criminal complaint accusing Ambassador Jagath Jayasuriya of command responsibility for war crimes.

Jayasuriya, who is also Sri Lanka’s ambassador to five other Latin American countries, is a former army general....

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For Academic Citation: Cronin-Furman, Kate.“ Why a Sri Lankan Leader Might Be Tried for War Crimes in Brazil.” The Washington Post, August 30, 2017.

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