Sri Lankans walk past a partially-constructed Christmas tree in Colombo on December 7, 2016. AFP / Ishara S. KODIKARA
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A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate "routine torture" of detainees by security forces and rebuked its government for failing to prosecute war crimes committed during the country's 26-year civil war.The United Nations and rights activists have accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the war and have demanded reforms and redress.The panel of 10 independent experts voiced alarm that a member of the government delegation sent to Geneva was suspected of holding "command responsibility" over the most notorious Colombo centre for abuse in the last two years of the conflict.
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