Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Colombo to fight UN investigation into alleged war crimes

(TA)SRI Lanka was expected to clash with Western powers at the UN Human Rights Council overnight in an effort to ward off any investigation into alleged war crimes committed during its military offensive against the Tamil Tigers.

The country marshalled a team of powerful allies led by China, Russia and India to fight off a European-backed resolution at a special session calling for an inquiry into abuses on both sides of the Sri Lankan conflict. Full text