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First Look UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.

Eranga Jayawardena/AP

Though Sri Lanka’s government has made progress on investigating abuses perpetrated during the country’s decades-long civil war, much remains to be done, the United Nations indicated Wednesday.

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