Lanka lashes out at West’s criticism
Posted on May 23rd, 2009

Probe US, UK troops before charging us with war crimes: Sri Lanka

Colombo (PTI): Amid calls for war crimes probe against its military for its conduct during the campaign to eliminate the LTTE, Sri Lanka on Saturday said US and British troops will have to be hauled before tribunals first if any charges are brought against its armed forces.

The remarks came a day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa accused unnamed foreign elements of trying to stop the military offensive “by threatening to haul us before war crimes tribunals” and declared that he was even ready “to go to the gallows” for defeating the Tamil rebels.

“Sri Lankan forces did much much better than all the forces everywhere in the world when it comes to civilian casualties. We took all precautions to prevent

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