“India set to back UN investigation into Sri Lanka war ‘crimes'” by Dean Nelson

India is set to support an international investigation into alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan army in the final stages of its long civil war, government sources said on Wednesday.

Its decision to add its weight to a campaign led by Britain and the United States will be a serious blow to Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president, whose government has traditionally had strong ties with India.

As the biggest regional power, India’s support will also increase the likelihood that next month’s United Nations Human Rights Committee meeting in Geneva will pass a resolution calling for an international investigation.

Via : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10649276/India-set-to-back-UN-investigation-into-Sri-Lanka-war-crimes.html

source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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