Monday, June 1, 2009

Sri Lanka rules out outside probe

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama
Mr Bogollagama said the claims were 'unsubstantiated'

(BBC)Sri Lanka has dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into claims of human rights abuses by the military, saying its own courts will investigate.

Foreign minister Rohita Bogollagama said the claims that heavy weaponry was used in civilian areas during the war with Tamil rebels were "fictional".

He said the claims were being used to boost accusations of genocide against the country's Tamil minority. Full text