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Recalling …

In the light of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s categorical refusal to investigate war crimes by Sri Lanka’s military, this is what US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Robert Blake, had to say during his visit earlier this month (see AFP’s report here):

"We look first to the host government, in this case the government of Sri Lanka, to take responsibility (for) these issues.

"The US has continuously expressed to the government of Sri Lanka to implement a credible process of accountability."

"[An] international mechanism can become appropriate in case of states that are unable or unwilling to meet their obligations."