Political groups based in Tamil Nadu have threatened to stage a protest next week against the US Government decision to back a domestic investigation on the war in Sri Lanka.
Tamil Nadu politician Thol Thirumavalavan said that he has organised a protest outside the US Embassy in Chennai on September 3 against the announcement by the US that it will sponsor a resolution in support of Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council.
He said that the former Government under Mahinda Rajapaksa had been accused of grave human rights abuses during the war and several countries and international organisations had backed calls for an international investigation into the incidents.
However he noted, now the United States has decided to back a domestic investigations process, which the Tamils will not accept. (Colombo Gazette)