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article imagePeace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti     Jun 8, 2014 in World
A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.
Solheim said he was prepared to give evidence on the final months of Sri Lanka's decades-long war which he had tried but failed to resolve peacefully.
Solheim told a newspaper that atrocities were committed in the final months. These atrocities included the shelling of hospitals in the battle zone and executions of surrendering rebels.
Solheim told the local Ceylon Today weekly that, "The war was won at a tremendous cost and I will (act as a) witness before any recognised international tribunal investigating Sri Lanka."
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