Sri Lanka wins delay over U.N. war crimes report

February 16, 2015 6:13 PM

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Sri Lanka wins delay over U.N. war crimes report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government won a six-month delay on Monday in the publication of a report on alleged war crimes, after the U.N. human rights chief praised its willingness to open the country up to scrutiny.

Sri Lankan government forces have been accused of widespread human rights violations in the final stages of the civil war that ended in May 2009, including most of about 40,000 killings of Tamil civilians in the final weeks of the conflict.

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