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Sri Lanka’s transitional justice system will not benefit any one particular group and certainly not target the armed forces, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Wednesday.
According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the conflict with the defeat of LTTE in 2009.
At the party's inauguration, he said TUFP would be based in Batticaloa and would open branches in the north and the east.
Reports from six sub-committees comprising members from all political parties are to be referred to the main steering committee.
President Sirisena is likely to ask the Chinese to bring down their equity in the Hambantota Sino-Lankan JV from the present 80 percent to a more politically acceptable level, sources said.
Rajapaksa, and his new organisation the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP), have threatened to abrogate the agreement with when they come to power.