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Sri Lanka tries to buy time – claims 18 months needed to set up a domestic mechanism

The Sri Lankan government today claimed that it would need eighteenth months to set up a domestic inquiry.

During a press briefing held in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said his government was ready to clear the name of the armed forces through a domestic inquiry, though it would need eighteen months to set up a mechanism to that effect.

While avoiding the question of a hybrid special court as proposed by the UN, Samaraweera claimed that his government’s proposed domestic mechanism would have some degree of international involvement.