The Sri Lankan President has claimed that he has successfully thwarted attempts to prosecute military personnel on war crimes charges.
Speaking at a public event in Kurunegala on Friday night, Mr Maithripala Sirisena said: ‘I wish to make it clear that there is no targeting of soldiers. We have been accused of jailing them. None of the genuine war heroes have been jailed. Those who have been jailed were the ones accused of murdering journalists and abducting people.’
‘I have succeeded in stopping anyone from being tried for war crimes,’ the Sri Lankan president added.