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Human Rights group seeks data on Sri Lanka’s civil war casualties | Toronto Star

The number of casualties in the Sri Lankan civil war, which lasted intermittently from 1983 to 2009, is widely disputed. Most counts estimate that over 100,000 civilians died on either side of the conflict, though accounts of the final stages of the war, when the Sri Lankan government defeated the Tamil Tigers militia in 2009, vary significantly, with the United Nations estimating the total casualties to be somewhere between 40,000 and 70,000 over a five-month period.

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