Sri Lanka’s president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country’s civil war are dead.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the remark in a meeting with a UN envoy in the capital, Colombo this week. He assured steps would be taken to issue death certificates for those missing.
One of those still unaccounted for is a respected Catholic priest Father Francis Joseph. Here is his story.
The bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday were the deadliest violence in the country since its Civil War ended a decade ago.
Father Francis Joseph, a Catholic priest was instrumental in facilitating the final surrender of hundreds of fighters and their families. But he was last seen in public the day the war ended.
This film asks – What happened to Father Francis Joseph?
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