Sri Lanka must deal with the deep and languishing divisions created by past human right abuses. A policy of impunity does the opposite and would be a grave mistake. Impunity is pernicious and suggests that atrocities can be condoned. They cannot.
The message shouted from an elder woman was clear as she harassed a worker attempting to install latrines that would signal a longer, more permanent, residence in unlivable Sri Lankan internment camps.
100,000 civilians held hostage by Tamil Tiger rebels on a stretch of land just twice the size of New York's Central Park have come under repeated indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan armed forces.