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Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 16:32
Tamilnadu opposes US for supporting a domestic mechanism in Sri Lanka
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Leader of DMK in India, M Karunanidhi condemned the US government’s reported proposal for support to a domestic probe by Sri Lanka into alleged war crimes rather than going in for an international investigation.

Assistant US Secretary of State Nisha Biswal had said that her country proposed to sponsor a resolution at the UN Human Rights meet in September supporting Sri Lanka’s initiative for its own probe into alleged crimes.

The US move marks a clear shift in its stance towards Sri Lanka as a resolution moved by it had called for an international probe into alleged war crimes.

It was adopted last year in the 47-member UN Human Rights Council.

Meanwhile, TNA Northern Provincial Councillor M K Sivajilingam stated that they cannot be satisfied with a domestic inquiry in to the alleged war crimes.

 

When we inquired if the views expressed by M K Sivajilingam portrayed the stance of the TNA this is what TNA Leader R Sambanthan had to say.

However, Former Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who led the Sri Lankan delegation at the previous Geneva Human Rights Commission explained the importance of a domestic investigation at a media briefing held recently.

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