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'Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN investigators'

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, president Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

world Updated: Aug 19, 2014 12:29 IST
AFP

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, president Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

"We will not allow them into the country," said Rajapakse, who is under international pressure to cooperate with the UN-mandated investigation.

First Published: Aug 19, 2014 12:25 IST