Rajapaksa wants May Day rally against UN report

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 April 2011, 06:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appealed to organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, main constituent of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to turn the May Day rally into a massive show of strength against the UN Experts Panel report and the people are with him despite accusation that the government had committed war crimes, according to a news report of the Sunday Times.

Mr. Rajapaksa made this appeal when addressing the SLFP organizers Saturday in Temple Trees.

Rajapaksa had expressed surprise over the allegations made in the UN Experts panel report that even the close relatives to LTTE cadres when testified before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) had not made such allegations.


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