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Sri Lanka to Ask UN for More Time to Probe War Crimes

Sri Lanka says it needs more time to fulfill promises given to the U.N. human rights body to investigate war crime allegations from the nation's long civil war, which ended nearly eight years ago. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told foreign correspondents late Tuesday that the government will seek more time at the next U.N. human rights session, starting Feb.…

AP - Feb 08 14:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka to give priority to constitution drafting over accountability mechanisms
Sri Lanka to give priority to constitution drafting over accountability mechanisms

The Sirisena-Wickremesinge government in Sri Lanka will give priority to drafting a new constitution for the country over setting up war crimes accountability mechanisms like the Judicial Mechanism and the Truth-Seeking Commission, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said here on Tuesday. Speaking to the Foreign Correspondents Association, Samaraeera said that the…

Indian Express - Feb 08 14:44 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

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