Britain's Cameron To Demand Sri Lanka War Crimes Investigation

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November 07, 2013 AT 9:26 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday he will demand that Sri Lanka investigates allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses when he visits the country for a meeting of Commonwealth leaders next week. Cameron said he wanted to "shine the international spotlight on the lack of progress" in the Indian Ocean island since the end of a long civil war in 2009. "I will demand that the Sri Lankan government independently and transparently investigates alleged war crimes and allegations of continuing human rights abuses," Cameron wrote in an article for a London-based Tamil newspaper. The Sri Lankan government says its rights record has improved since the war and has rejected the criticism as unsubstantiated.