War crimes inquiry likely soon: Sri Lanka president

March 13, 2015 12:49 AM

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War crimes inquiry likely soon: Sri Lanka president

LONDON: A domestic inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan civil war may be set up in less than a month, President Maithripala Sirisena said on his trip to Britain. He, however, said the investigation won't involve international observers or UN officials.

Sirisena, who took over office in January after defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa, said he was committed to reconciliation. "We expect to begin a new journey to promote reconciliation, cohabitation, brotherhood and friendship among the people of Sri Lanka, and to win over international opinion on these is...

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