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India ready to engage SL on UN report

Apr 26, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Reacting to the report by a UN Chief appointed panel of experts, which has accused Colombo of committing war crimes, India said it was willing to engage Sri Lanka on the contents of the report. India is having to walk a tightrope over the issue because of its concerns over the still incomplete rehabilitation of Tamils in the island nation, as also because of strategic compulsions arising out of China’s unflinching support to Colombo. "The government has seen the report of the panel of experts appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise him on accountability-related issues in the context of the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009. The issues raised in the report need to be studied carefully. As a first step, we intend to engage with the government of Sri Lanka on the issues contained in the report," the foreign ministry said in a guarded response. Read more: dailymirror.lk/news/11074-india-ready-to-engage-sl-on-un-report.html