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Sri Lankan president vows to 'vindicate security forces at UN'

Sri Lanka's president, Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday vowed to "vindicate security forces" at the UN General Assembly where he is scheduled to deliver a speech on September 24. 

Speaking at an SLFP meeting in Nivitigala, Sirisena pledged that he would "make a statement to vindicate the security forces from all allegations levelled against them," the Daily News reported. 

His comments came as Sri Lanka's poor progress on the co-sponsored UN Human Rights Council resolution was highlighted at the Council's session currently underway in Geneva.