UN faults Sri Lanka probe of alleged war abuses

Indian Tamil activists of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) party burn an effigy and portraits of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Various pro-Tamil groups and leaders are protesting Rajapaksa’s visit holding him responsible for the killing of innocent Tamils during the civil war in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa is on a personal visit to the country. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)The United Nations’ top human rights official on Wednesday faulted Sri Lanka for failing to investigate reports of widespread killings and other atrocities toward the end of its bloody quarter-century civil war.

In her report to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also said opposition leaders are still being killed or abducted and the government has made no arrests or prosecutions in cases of disappearances.

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