“The United Nations has welcomed a probe by Sri Lanka’s government into a series of extrajudicial killings and disappearances amid a new chapter of the island’s civil war, but is concerned it could be hampered…. The government announced on Monday the probe into a series of killings, including the assassination of the foreign minister and dozens of troops and civilians by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels, as well as the massacre of 17 aid workers which Nordic truce monitors have pinned on the security forces.” More

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