Growing Support for Investigation of War Crimes in Sri Lanka

By Julie Inglese

The Times of India is reporting that the United Kingdom has agreed to vote in favor of an independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka at the upcoming U.N. Human Rights Council.

The U.S.-led resolution alleges that 40,000 civilians were killed at the end of Sri Lanka's separatist war despite the great progress that they have made in reintegrating child soldiers and reconstructing conflict areas. The United Kingdom said it strongly believes “that, without a credible investigation… it will be very difficult for the Sri Lankan people to move forward in the true spirit of lasting peace, reconciliation and unity…”