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US aiming to corner Lanka at UN rights session

[Zee News, Monday, 6 February 2012 17:48 No Comment]

(PTI) A close ally of Sri Lankan President on Monday claimed that US was working to "haul" Mahinda Rajapaksa before the international court in the Hague over war crimes.

"The US has got busy collecting signatures to move the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session in March", Wimal Weerawansa, the minister of engineering services and construction told a public gathering at Matale in the central province.

"They (US) will frame charges against Sri Lanka for war crimes in order to haul president (Rajapaksa) before the international court in the Hague", Weerawansa stressed.

"The public must stand as one against this US action," he said. Weerawansa, the leader of the nationalist National Freedom Party (NFF) is a key ally of the president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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