Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sri Lanka avoids war crimes probe, slams West

by Amal Jayasinghe
COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka celebrated a major diplomatic victory Thursday after managing to torpedo Western demands for a probe into alleged war crimes committed during the offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels.

A little more than a week after government troops defeated the separatist army, the island's diplomats managed to lobby Asian support and commandeer a special session of the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva. Full text Share on Facebook