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Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact

Sri Lanka withdraws from a UN resolution that would have allowed war crimes during the country’s civil war to be investigated.

Sri Lanka has withdrawn from a UN resolution that would allow war crimes allegedly committed during the country’s civil war to be investigated.

That is despite a promise by the new government to probe historic allegations.

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.