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* Sri Lanka to hold a parliamentary debate on the international investigation
Tue, Jun 10, 2014, 08:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 10, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to hold a debate in parliament on the international investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged human rights violations during the last seven years of the war against Tamil tiger terrorists group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of the government has taken this decision during its central committee meeting held yesterday evening at Temple Trees under the patronage of the President.

The ruling party has also decided not to respond to the request of the UNHRC to send delegates to Sri Lanka to conduct the probe until the parliamentary debate.

Sri Lanka has rejected the resolution adopted in March by the UNHRC to conduct a "comprehensive investigation" into the human rights violations during the war.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva announced today that it has put in place a team to conduct the investigation.

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