In this picture taken on May 19, 2009, Sri Lankan soldiers carry the remains of Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in the district of Mullaittivu. AFP PHOTO/Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (Lake House)/FILES
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Sri Lanka promised Thursday to punish those found guilty of war crimes but stopped short of supporting an internationally backed probe, a day after a damning U.N. report on abuses committed during the island's conflict.Releasing the long-awaited report on Wednesday, U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Sri Lanka needed international help to address the "horrific level of violations and abuses" during the decades-long war.Sri Lanka's main Tamil party welcomed the U.N. report and urged Colombo to implement it.
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