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Sri Lanka: President touts legal system for alleged human rights violations

Sri Lanka, Colombo
November 14, 2013 at 17:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sri Lanka: President touts legal system for alleged human rights violations

Sri Lanka is willing to probe human rights violations if they are presented through the country's established legal system, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday in Colombo. Rajapaksa's words came during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which brings together many of the former British colonies.

Sri Lanka fought a bloody civil war between 1983 and 2009, pitting government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an organisation which sought to create an independent Tamil state on the Indian Ocean island.

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Sri Lanka: President touts legal system for alleged human rights violations

Sri Lanka is willing to probe human rights violations if they are presented through the country's established legal system, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday in Colombo. Rajapaksa's words came during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which brings together many of the former British colonies.

Sri Lanka fought a bloody civil war between 1983 and 2009, pitting government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an organisation which sought to create an independent Tamil state on the Indian Ocean island.

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