Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sri Lanka confident of avoiding war crimes probe

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka said Wednesday it was confident of averting an international probe into alleged war crimes committed during its blistering offensive against the Tamil Tigers.

Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said the island had managed to lobby enough backing during a special United Nations Human Rights Council session to fend off what he dismissed as little more than empty rhetoric. Full text Share on Facebook