UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings Philip Alston called for the initiation of a war-crimes inquiry against Sri Lankan authorities after his investigation authenticated a video that showed Sri Lankan soldiers killing Tamil prisoners during the late stages of its three-decade war. Human-rights authorities said Sri Lanka can expect the choice of inviting in UN investigators or facing more decisive action. Sri Lankan authorities rejected Alston's findings, saying he was trying to force the investigation upon the nation.

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