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UK opposition leader calls for 'freedom, justice and fairness'

The leader of the UK Labour party Ed Miliband said Sri Lanka has reached a “new era” in politics and called for it to be guided “by the principles of freedom, justice and fairness,” after the election of Maithripala Sirisena to president.

In a statement congratulating the people of Sri Lanka, Miliband said,

“The UK must encourage the new Government to build an inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka that works for all of its people that includes all communities, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim.”

He went on to add,

“It is important that this new era of Sri Lankan politics is guided by the principles of freedom, justice and fairness.”

See his full statement here.

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