An all-expenses-paid trip by five UK MPs and their partners, including business-class travel to and from Sri Lanka, is cancelled amid cross-party recriminations - hours before departure.
As the UN prepares to launch an inquiry into allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News presents the evidence collected by this programme over the past five years.
The United Nations is to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes and continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka.
Almost exactly five years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended, the UN Human Rights Council is preparing to vote on a US and UK-led resolution which would mandate the UN to launch a war crimes inquiry.
Five years ago Dr Varatharajah Thariajah was given his freedom in exchange for refuting war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan government. Today he tells Channel 4 News a different story.
The arrest of two prominent human rights activists in Sri Lanka is condemned as "not acceptable" by British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire, writes Callum Macrae.
Balenderan Jayakumari campaigned to find her son, who went missing during Sri Lanka's civil war. Now she herself has been arrested, along with her 13-year-old daughter.
David Cameron is pushing for the UN to set up an international, independent inquiry into war crimes and human rights abuses allegedly carried out by the Sri Lankan military.
There has been no shortage of distressing images emerging from the final two or three years of Sri Lanka's awful civil war. But this footage is amongst the worst I have seen, writes Callum Macrae.