Updated: 03/27/2014 21:36 | By Agence France-Presse

Sri Lanka rejects UN rights probe, president tells AFP

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse rejected Thursday's UN Human Rights Council resolution ordering a war crimes probe, telling AFP that he would instead press ahead with his own reconciliation plan.


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"We reject this," Rajapakse said. "This resolution only hurts our reconciliation efforts. It does not help.

"But I am not discouraged. We will continue with the reconciliation process I have started," he added in a phone call.

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