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UNP: 'no one can take the President before any international tribunal'

Sri Lanka's opposition party, the UNP, reiterated its support for the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government today, stressing that 'no one can take the President of the country or any other before an international tribunal since Sri Lanka is not signatory to the Rome Convention of 2012', reported Colombo Page.

The chair of the UNP Leadership Council, Karu Jayasuriya, added that the UNP was 'instrumental in bringing independence to the country and would work to safeguard it'.

His remarks came as the a draft UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka was leaked today welcoming the UN Human Rights Commissioner's call for an international inquiry.


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