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Do not mess with Sri Lanka's 'war heroes' says NFF

Sri Lanka’s president was warned of a backlash if ‘war heroes’ faced prosecution as a result of the UN investigation of Sri Lankan atrocities.

The leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), a member party of the opposition coalition (UPFA), in a message to Sirisena, said,

“Do not mess with the war heroes. If war heroes face any backlash as a result, we will offer legal and political support to them.”

Alleging that the government would allow the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to resurface by agreeing that a genocide had been committed against Tamils and handing back Tamil land, Weerawamsa said,

“The UN will definitely come to a conclusion that genocide took place. The government will agree with them. As a result they will be given land. The threat of the LTTE will re-emerge.”

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Wimal Weerawansa added,

“This is a clear indication that the government is working towards a more pro-Western diaspora agenda. Father Emmanual of the Global Tamil Forum, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, and a mediator of the peace talks between the LTTE and the SL government Erik Solheim.”

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