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Sri Lanka's war report ready next week

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 11:26 AM
Sri Lanka's war report ready next week

A Sri Lankan commission that probed alleged abuses during the island's civil war says it will present its final report in a week.

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission said Friday it will conclude its work on Tuesday and present its report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Nov. 20.

The government appointed the commission last year under intense international pressure to probe possible war crimes in the final stages of the war.

Human rights groups say the commission does not meet international standards and some of its members have conflicts of interest.

The government has said the report will be made public.

An earlier U.N. panel found credible allegations of serious abuses on both sides of the war, which ended in May 2009.