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US probes Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations

US probes Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations

Updated 8 February 2012, 16:16 AEDT

A high-level delegation of US diplomats arrives in Colombo this weekend to talk to Sri Lanka's government about human rights violations alleged to have occurred in the last days of the war with the Tamil Tigers.

The visit comes ahead of a United Nations human rights council meeting in Geneva at the end of this month where Washington hopes to move a resolution pressing Sri Lanka to probe the war crimes allegations.

For its part, Sri Lanka is looking to defend its own investigation into the war and close the door on any international probe into the conflict.

Presenter: Bill Bainbridge

Speakers: Dr Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives; Dr Jehan Perera, Executive Director of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka

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