The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday passed the Sri Lanka resolution by a vote of 23 in favour, 12 against and 12 abstentions. India abstained from voting.

"There will now be an independent investigation into allegations of laws of war violations and other serious abuses by both sides during the conflict in Sri Lanka," stated Human Rights Watch.  

"This is a welcome decision and will encourage victims and activists in Sri Lanka who have strived so courageously for accountability and justice," said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director of Human Rights Watch.


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