Related Stories Sri Lanka's worst-ever dengue outbreak kills He is accused of overseeing military units that attacked hospitals and killed, disappeared and tortured thousands of people at the end of the war. Most of the men say they were blindfolded as they were driven to detention sites. At the end of August, human rights groups in South America filed lawsuits against Gen. Gary Anandasangaree, a Tamil lawmaker in the Canadian government, said there is a large degree of distrust from asylum seekers who fear for the families they left behind.
But what haunted me the most is all of the sexual torture that went on.
The strangers say they were accused of trying to revive a rebel group on the losing side of the civil war. In May, the European Union restored the special trade status that Sri Lanka lost in after the country had failed to implement key international conventions. Within days of arriving and applying for asylum, he tried to kill himself again, this time by drinking bleach. Others find solace in telling their stories even though each word awakens memories of their traumas. When he woke up, he was naked, covered in semen and bleeding from his rectum. Sri Lankan authorities have denied targeting civilians and dispute the toll.