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EU nations calls for Sri Lanka war crimes probe

European Union nations have called for an independent war crimes probe into the killing of civilians in Sri Lanka. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says there have been "very grave allegations" of war crimes on both sides of the conflict and "they should be properly investigated."

world Updated: May 18, 2009 16:33 IST

European Union nations have called for an independent war crimes probe into the killing of civilians in Sri Lanka.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says there have been "very grave allegations" of war crimes on both sides of the conflict and "they should be properly investigated." In a statement, the EU's foreign ministers also appealed to Sri Lanka's government to urgently let in UN aid groups to help provide much-needed food and medical care to civilians caught in the fighting and to seek reconciliation with the country's minority Tamil population.

Sri Lanka's government has announced it has crushed the 30-year resistance conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels.