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Sri Lanka seeks Donald Trump's help to drop war crimes charges

There have been allegations that troops killed up to 40,000 minority Tamils during the final battle against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009

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Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the country's troops. Sirisena's office said on Sunday he had sent a "special message" to president-elect Trump seeking US intervention at the council, where Sri Lanka faces censure for wartime atrocities. "I sent a special message to Donald Trump asking him to support us at the (council)," the President said. "I am asking him to help completely clear my country (of war crimes allegations) and ...

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 03:14 IST
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