Sri Lanka

For a credible mechanism

Print edition : October 16, 2015

April 29, 2009: Displaced Tamils watch British and French Foreign Ministers arrive at the Kadirgamar camp in Chettikulam, northern Sri Lanka.  Photo: PEDRO UGARTE/AFP

Mahinda Rajapaksa, former President. He called upon the government to reject the report. Photo: LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP

LTTE fighters in Sri Lanka, a file picture. "They [OHCHR] have levelled allegations against the LTTE and against us also," said Rajitha Senaratne, Cabinet spokesperson. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Investigation on Sri Lanka calls for a hybrid mechanism involving international jurists to look into the allegations of war crimes and human rights violations in the final stages of the ethnic conflict.
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