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Suspected war criminal Sarath Fonseka takes oath as MP

Former army commander Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, who is suspected of being responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been sworn in as an MP, after his appointment by the ruling coalition.

He was appointed by the UNP through the national list, after another MP died.

Mr Fonseka remains a highly controversial figure. A UN report released last year details heinous crimes committed by the military while he was in charge.