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I will protect Rajapaksas from war crime charges – Maithripala

The opposition candidate at the presidential election, Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not allow the international community or the Tamil diaspora to take President Mahinda Rajapaksa, or anyone else to face war crimes charges, the Daily Mirror reports.

“I will not allow President Rajapaksa, his family or any member of our armed forces to be taken before any international war crimes tribunal,” Sirisena said to reporters.

Speaking to media on behalf of the common opposition, Sirisena said he would implement a “proper reconciliation” plan, to heal divisions amongst the different communities.

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