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Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa defiant on rights row

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reacted defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the country, saying "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".

He was replying to a question from a reporter during a news conference on the second day of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka.

UK premier David Cameron had urged Mr Rajapaksa to ensure an independent inquiry, or face a UN investigation.

  • 16 Nov 2013
  • From the section Asia
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