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US official - Sri Lanka must be prepared to prosecute military

Speaking to Reuters news agency, on condition of anonymity, a senior Obama administration official is reported to have said,

"These domestic mechanisms must also be credible and must result in credible action being taken by the Sri Lankans that will show that they are determined to pursue serious reconciliation and accountability,"

"It's important that they've measures on the accountability side that show they are prepared to bring members of the military that may have been responsible for war crimes to book."

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