US Senate furthers call for taking Colombo to court over mass killings

The following news is undoubtedly positive as a first step to holding the Sri Lankan government accountable for war crimes during its war against the Tamil people but is this really about payback against China for becoming too close to Colombo?

The US government has passed a resolution calling upon Colombo, the international community and the UN set up an international mechanism to look into war crimes allegations. The US Senate also called up President Barack Obama to formulate a Lanka policy that would reflect Washington views on human rights, democracy besides economic and security interests.

The Senate called on Lanka to allow humanitarian organisations, aid agencies, journalists, and international human rights groups’ greater freedom of movement, including internally-displaced persons camps.

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