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No foreign judges reiterates Sirisena

The Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday reiterated there would be no foreign judges in any domestic war crimes probe. 

Speaking at an event in his home town of Polonnaruwa Mr Sirisena was quoted by Colombo Page as saying "the government was able to bring an end to the issue of international judges called for judicial investigations to be carried out on the alleged war crimes."

Mr Sirisena reportedly added that "he informed all foreign heads of states who visited Sri Lanka as well as the UN Secretary General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and leaders of other powerful countries that the government will not invite foreign judges to take part in the war crime probes."

"Sri Lanka's laws will not allow the participation of foreign judges in domestic investigations and the Constitution has to be changed in order to include foreign judges," Mr Sirisena explained.