Sri Lankan anger over US move at UN rights council

[ AFP ] - [ Feb 23, 2012 14:06:51 GMT ]

Sri Lanka on Thursday vowed to hold mass protests against US-backed moves at the United Nations to press for an independent probe into alleged war crimes during the island's civil war. Government spokesman Susil Premajayantha said rallies would be organised across Sri Lanka to display opposition to the planned proposal at next week's Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. "We will organise demonstrations to show that the people of this country are with the government. They are against the Western forces," Premajayantha told reporters. [ full story ]
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