President Maithripala Sirisena
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Sri Lanka president Sirisena pledges war crimes inquiry

Sri Lanka hopes to set up a domestic inquiry within a month into atrocities during the civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the BBC.

He said UN investigators would not take part in the inquiry, but their views would be taken into account.

The army and Tamil Tiger rebels were both accused of atrocities in the 26-year war, which ended in 2009.

Charles Haviland reports.

  • 12 Mar 2015
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