Britain's Cameron calls for international rights probe in Sri Lanka

November 16, 2013 10:51 AM

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Britain's Cameron calls for international rights probe in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday threatened to push for an independent international inquiry into allegations of war crimes at the climax of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war if the island nation does not conduct its own probe by March 2014.

Cameron has been the most vocal critic of Sri Lanka's record on rights during a biennale summit of Commonwealth nations being held in the capital Colombo. The normally sedate event has been shaken by the intensifying row over atrocities during the final months of the war and ongoing abuses ever sinc...

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