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US calls for probe in Lanka

The US government has passed a resolution calling upon Colombo, the international community and the UN set up an international mechanism to look into war crimes allegations. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.

world Updated: Mar 04, 2011 01:03 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

The US government has passed a resolution calling upon Colombo, the international community and the UN set up an international mechanism to look into war crimes allegations.

The US Senate also called up President Barack Obama to formulate a Lanka policy that would reflect Washington views on human rights, democracy besides economic and security interests.

The Senate called on Lanka to allow humanitarian organisations, aid agencies, journalists, and international human rights groups’ greater freedom of movement, including internally-displaced persons camps.