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US Backs Sri Lanka Human Rights Probe

Sri Lanka’s efforts to move away from the previous government’s tilt towards China received a boost with the U.S. government’s decision to back a domestic investigation into alleged war crimes during the country’s civil war. The U.S. was in the forefront of calls for an international probe into the abuses. In the corridors of power in Colombo, there was quiet satisfaction following U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal’s announcement Wednesday that Washington will sponsor a...

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