The US ambassador in Colombo, Patricia Butenis had said that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka bore responsibility for alleged war crime last year, according to a leaked US cable.
In a cable sent on 15 January this year ambassador Butenis, said that one of the reasons that there was so little progress towards a genuine Sri Lankan enquiry into how so many people were killed was that the president and the former army commander, Sarath Fonseka, were largely responsible.
The cable, released yesterday by whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks.(http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/01/10COLOMBO32.html)
"There are no examples we know of a regime undertaking wholesale investigations of its own troops or senior officials for war crimes while that regime or government remained in power," Butenis noted.