Army seeks war clarity
Eastern Eye Staff
NEW UNIT TO GIVE SRI LANKA MILITARY ‘A VOICE’ IN RIGHTS VIOLATION CLAIMS THE Sri Lankan army has formed a special unit to defend itself against allegations of grave human rights abuses at the end of the island’s decades-long ethnic war. Army chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said the group would collate local and international reports and establish the truth to clear the military’s name. International human rights groups accuse the military of killing 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the war which ended in May 2009. The government of the time said not one civilian was killed.…
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