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Is Australia's immigration policy in breach of UN conventions on asylum seekers? Damning first hand accounts now suggest Sri Lankan refugees have been placed straight back into hands of their torturers.
Since the start of 2012 the number of Sri Lankan refugees - mostly Tamils - headed for Christmas Island has swelled. Are they fleeing persecution or merely opportunists seeking a shortcut to Australia?
It has been nearly one year since the Sri Lankan government defeated the Tamil Tigers, ending a twenty-seven year civil war. Allegations of war crimes on both sides still divide this country haunted by war.
If they stay they face intimidation and violence. If they go they run the gauntlet of naval controls and treacherous seas. Yet the Tamils of Sri Lanka are taking the high water over the hell at home.
Kumaran Pathmanathan, or 'KP', is the Tamil Tigers' current leader. Two months ago, he was snatched from a hotel in Malaysia and whisked back to Colombo. It seems Sri Lanka's government was behind the abduction.
After 26 long years of bloodshed, the Sri Lankan government has finally defeated the Tamil Tigers. But did the destruction of a treasured Tamil library 30 years ago help spark Sri Lanka's civil war?
After years of bitter fighting, the Tamil Tigers are finally surrounded and the army is moving in for the kill. But what will happen to the 200,000 Tamil civilians still trapped between the warring sides?
This moving report looks back through 30 years of bloodshed in Sri Lanka to place today's violence in its proper context. Why did the ceasefire, agreed two years ago, falter?