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UN inquiry team on Sri Lanka war crime named

– The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, has appointed Sandra Beidas, a high ranking official with the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), to coordinate investigations into widespread allegations of atrocities and mass killings of civilians in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the OHCHR, told Al Jazeera via email that Beidas would coordinate the Investigation Team. Sri Lanka has said that it would not co-operate with the…