Over 20,000 people who disappeared during Sri Lanka‘s bloody civil war are dead, the country’s president has admitted for the first time.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa said death certificates would soon be issued, according to a statement from his office on Monday.
Sri Lanka's civil war, which lasted for 26 years,
"Most of them had been taken by the LTTE (Tamil Tiger rebels) or forcefully conscripted. The families of the missing attest to it,"