Monday, May 25, 2009

Probe US, UK troops before charging us: Lanka

(DM)Colombo (PTI): Amid calls for a war crimes probe against its military for its conduct during the campaign to eliminate the LTTE, Sri Lanka on Saturday said US and British troops would have to be hauled before tribunals first if any charges were brought against its armed forces.

The remarks came a day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa accused unnamed foreign elements of trying to stop the military offensive "by threatening to haul us before war crimes tribunals" and declared that he was even ready "to go to the gallows" for defeating the Tamil rebels. Full text Share on Facebook