Sri Lanka will mark five years since the end of the civil war on Sunday.
The government has banned public commemorations for Tamil Tiger rebels, the group it fought for nearly three decades until the end of the war.
As the military prepares a victory parade to mark its triumph over the group, survivors say their suffering is far from over.
Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from the northern city of Jaffna.
Source: Al Jazeera