Will back Sri Lanka on UN resolution: China

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 16:15

Beijing: China says it will back Sri Lanka and oppose a proposed UN resolution calling on the island nation to probe wartime rights abuses.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a news conference on Thursday that China believes the Sri Lankan government and people are capable of dealing with the issue themselves.

Sri Lanka`s government sees the US-backed resolution as interference in the country`s internal affairs. The UN Human Rights Council is expected to vote on the resolution this week.
Sri Lankan soldiers defeated Tamil Tiger rebels to end a quarter-century civil war in 2009. Both sides have been accused of serious human rights violations.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 16:15

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