Sri Lanka execution video ‘genuine’

Video apparently showing extra-judicial killings by Sri Lankan troops is genuine, a UN envoy has said.

UN special rapporteur Philip Alston said three independent experts had confirmed the video was authentic, renewing calls for a war crime inquiry.

The footage – which Sri Lanka says is fabricated – shows a man dressed as a soldier shooting a man in the head.

It was allegedly filmed in January during the final stages of the bloody conflict with Tamil Tigers rebels.