U.N.High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein, right, pauses to speak to media as he leaves a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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The top United Nations human rights official asked Sri Lanka's government Tuesday to quickly locate thousands of civilians reported missing during the country's civil war."The statement must be followed by rapid action to identify precisely who is still alive and who has died or been killed, properly account for their deaths – including whether or not they were lawful – identify the location of their remains, and provide redress," Zeid said.He concluded a four-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he reviewed the country's efforts to investigate allegations of wartime abuses by government soldiers and ethnic Tamil rebels, and relief for war victims.
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