Pro-government activists are reflected in the glass of the US embassy during a protest in Colombo
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US may launch Sri Lanka war crimes investigation

The US has warned that it may be forced to investigate alleged war crimes if the Sri Lankan government does not conduct its own "independent and credible" inquiry.

The Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, said it was up to the Sri Lankan government to prove that it was genuine in investigating allegations of war crimes during the last phase of the conflict with the separatist group the Tamil Tigers.

He was speaking to Saroj Pathirana of BBC Sinhala.

  • 25 Mar 2013