Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Sirisena says determined to protect 'war heroes' from foreign forces

Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena reiterated on Sunday his government's commitment to 'protecting war heroes from foreign forces', the Colombo Page reported. 

Speaking at an event on a new water purification system at Ritigahawewa Viharaya in Horowpathana, Mr Sirisena said "the government defends the security of all war heroes from the Army Commander to the last soldier and the government would not allow any foreign forces to lay hands on war heroes who laid down their lives to defend the country."

Mr Sirisena has consistently pledged to prevent any international investigation into allegations of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops. 

His comments this weekend come as the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for universal jurisdication to be applied in the absence of government action on accountability. 

See more here

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.