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Rajapaksa leaves for Scotland as Tamil campaign steps up

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa departed for Scotland on Saturday, heading a high level delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, where protests are planned to greet him.

Rajapaksa was accompanied by Sri Lanka’s environment minister Mahinda Amaraweera and several other senior officials, including Foreign Secretary and fellow accused war criminal, Jayanath Colombage.

As Rajapaksa departed Scottish Tamils were in the midst of a widespread publicity campaign calling for the Sri Lankan president to face justice for crimes committed during his tenure as defence secretary.

Earlier this week, projections were seen across Scotland, including on the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, called for international accountability for the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka.

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