UN faults Sri Lanka probe of alleged war abuses
GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations' top human rights official on Wednesday faulted Sri Lanka for failing to investigate reports of widespread killings and other atrocities toward the end of its bloody quarter-century civil war.
In her report to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also said opposition leaders are still being killed or abducted and the government has made no arrests or prosecutions in cases of disappearances.
In May 2009, the government - dominated by the ethnic Sinhalese majority - defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who were demanding an independent Tamil nation after decades of perceived discrimination.
The report questioned the government's commitment to follow through on the recommendations of its own war commission report and urges Sri Lankan authorities to permit international experts to probe allegations of serious human rights violations.