Sri Lanka

    Criminal impunity has become an increasing target of public anger in Sri Lanka since the end of a 25-year war in May, which exposed the extent to which the rule of law has eroded. Sri Lanka has had a history of criminals or members of the security services carrying out executions or torture with tacit backing from the nation's influential and politically-connected quarters. But with the war no longer providing an excuse for acts motivated by personal, business or political reasons, public patience may be running out over impunity – a challenge as Sri Lanka tries to reinvent itself as an investor-friendly nation. (Reuters, BBC)

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