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Sri Lankan mothers from the "Dead and Mi...Sri Lankan mothers from the "Dead and Missing Person's Parents" organisation hold photographs as they takes part in a protest in Jaffna, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Colombo on November 15, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron is flying to Jaffna, which bore the main brunt of the fighting, to meet victims of a war which raged for 37 years.  AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Mothers from Sri Lanka’s Dead and Missing Persons Parents organisation hold photographs of loved ones as they take part in a protest in Jaffna, about 400 km north of Colombo. UK Prime Minister David Cameron is flying to Jaffna, which bore the brunt of the fighting, to meet victims of the civil war which raged for decades. 

An internally displaced Tamil girl looks out from her home at Konappulam Internally Displaced Persons camp in Jaffna, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Colombo August 26, 2013. Sri Lanka battled separatist guerrillas from the minority Tamil community from 1983 until finally defeating them in 2009. The country has come under international pressure to bring to book those accused of war crimes and boost efforts to reconcile a polarised country.

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A Tamil girl looks out from her home at a camp for internally displaced people in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, about 400km north of the capital Colombo

Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotees dance du...Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotees dance during the Vel Hinduism festival in Colombo on August 1, 2013. Ethnic Tamils, who are mainly followers of Hinduism, are the main minority community in the island which is emerging from nearly four decades of ethnic conflict which had claimed up to 100,000 lives. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S.KODIKARAIshara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotees dance during the Vel Hinduism festival in Colombo on Thursday. Ethnic Tamils, who are mainly followers of Hinduism, are the main minority community on the island that is emerging from nearly four decades of ethnic conflict that has claimed up to 100,000 lives