A UN panel is set to monitor how Sri Lanka responds to allegations of violating human rights during the end of its civil war with the Tamil Tigers. But Sri Lanka has resisted this and other outside attempts at accountability.
The government grew concerned about the political ambitions of former Army chief Sarath Fonseka – who was arrested on Monday – long before he ran for president last month.
French and British envoys Wednesday urged a halt to fighting as concerns deepen about 50,000 trapped civilians.
The Army appears on verge of crushing Tiger rebels.
The Tamil Tigers seem to be cornered, despite an air attack Friday. But many predict a drawn-out fight to the end.