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Sri Lanka’s Promises to Investigate Wartime Atrocities Prompt Deferral of UN Report

Sri Lanka’s promise to cooperate on the issue of wartime atrocities has prompted the United Nations to postpone a report on human rights violations in the final stages of the country’s brutal civil war that ended in 2009. The step has been welcomed in the island country. The United Nations Human Rights Council says the publication of a report, into the suspected deaths of as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians in the campaign to crush the Tamil Tiger rebels, has been deferred until September...

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