Sri Lanka seeks delay in U.N. war-crimes report

February 12, 2015 1:03 AM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it was seeking a delay of several months in the release of a U.N. report on alleged war crimes during the country's civil war until the government has time to establish a new judicial mechanism to deal with the allegations.

Last March, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to look into reports of abuses during the conflict, saying the Sri Lankan government had failed to investigate properly. The U.N. report is due out on March 25.

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