British mercenaries investigated over Sri Lanka war crimes



British mercenaries who were involved in the Sri Lankan civil war are being investigated for war crimes by the Metropolitan Police. Private security company Keenie Meenie Services (KMS) trained an elite unit of the Sri Lankan police called the Special Task Force (STF) in the 1980s to fight Tamil separatists. The STF has been implicated in a number of human rights abuses. These have included executions without trial and killings of Tamil civilians. The investigation is believed to be the first time British mercenaries have been investigated by...

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