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Liberal Party of Canada calls for accountability, devolution and demilitarisation

Canada's Liberal Party has called on the newly elected president Maithripala Sirisena to "work with the international community to achieve accountability", as well as to demilitarise the Northeast and introduce comprehensive devolution.

In a statement congratulating Sirisena, Marc Garneau, Foreign Affairs Critic for the Liberal Party, expressed hope that "that the President Elect will work to ensure that democracy and the rule of law is restored, freedom of religion is respected, and the north and the east are demilitarized."

He further urged "Sirisena to use his powers to introduce a comprehensive devolution package that will set the country on a path towards peace and to work with the international community to achieve accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sri Lanka.”

See full statement here.

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