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Sri Lanka president vows he will ‘not allow anyone to disgrace war victory’

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to defend the armed forces and that the government is “committed in honouring the War Heroes”.

Speaking at the 25th General Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Mr Sirisena praised the armed forces for its “victory” in 2009.

The Ministry of Defence reported the president as saying, “We were able to defeat terrorism by the resolute effort of all people and the government is committed in honouring the War Heroes”.

The president went on to say “he would not allow anyone to disgrace this victory”.

Also see our earlier posts:

Minister guarantees protection of Sri Lanka’s ‘war heroes’ (06 Oct 2015)

Sri Lankan ministers vow to protect army against war crimes charges (04 Oct 2015)

Triumphant return for president who 'achieved a great victory' at UNHRC, as he pledges 'domestic inquiry' (03 Oct 2015)

‘I saved Rajapaksa from the electric chair’ claims Ranil (03 Oct 2015)

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