Hostility was directed towards Tamil civilians from all sides, particularly those occupying the Jaffnaregion.
Also trafficking in persons and child labour remain issues.
The Muslim community also reported discrimination and political marginalization by the government and LTTE.
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Despite stabling conditions there remains a strong military presence, particularly in the north, and the level of infrastructure for returning refugees is inadequate.
Return to top As a consequence of the armed conflict, persecuted Tamil minorities faced suffering in the form of displacement, detainment, abductions, injuries and death amongst other agonies.
Parties to the conflict are discussed, including the police, armed forces, and paramilitary groups, and the numerous human rights violations committed on their behalf are examined.
Violence, alongside restrictions on political, legal, social and economic rights are considered especially in the context of at risk groups (women, children, particular religious and ethnic groups, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons).
It is frequently cited that in the conflict-affected north and east, young and middle aged Tamil men are particularly thought to be at risk of persecution and harassment due to their social groups and/or political opinions.