In a meeting with President Rajapaksa, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called for Sri Lanka to ensure “credible, transparent and independent investigations into alleged war crimes” and had said if this did not happen by March he would press the UN Human Rights Council to hold an international inquiry.
Cameron met President Rajapaksa yesterday (15th) after a visit to the northern region to see the situation facing the country’s Tamil minority.
Mr Cameron has urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure an independent inquiry, or face a UN investigation.
However, the government has rejected Cameron’s call for an international probe. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapakse has said there was no necessity for an international inquiry and had said the government would not to allow it.