David Cameron leaving the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Sri Lanka rejects UK call for a human rights inquiry

Sri Lanka's government has rejected UK PM David Cameron's call for an international probe into alleged human rights abuses following the civil war.

Mr Cameron urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure an independent inquiry, or face a UN investigation.

But senior minister Basil Rajapaksa said such a probe would "definitely" not be allowed to take place.

So what did the Prime Minister achieve in Sri Lanka? The BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson spoke to the Today programme.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 16 November 2013.

  • 16 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK