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* Major Tamil party accuses Sri Lankan government of not collecting proper data on war losses
Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 01:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the government is not properly collecting data on the material and human losses incurred in the Northern Province during the period of the war.

TNA Spokesperson, parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran told a news conference convened in Jaffna that the census initiated by the government to gather information of the material and human losses during the war was not being carried out properly.

He observed that the government was in fact gathering false information to prepare a report on the losses in order to be submitted during the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva this March.

He said that the mechanism followed by the officials conducting the census prevented the gathering of proper information on the loss of human lives and disappearances in the North.

The government vehemently rejected a similar claim by the TNA that the census on human and material losses due to the war will attempt to play down the number of casualties as a "political gimmick".

The Director General of the Census and Statistics Department, D.C.A Gunawardena said the Department was following all internationally laid down procedures in conducting the census.

According to Premachandran, the government has failed to implement the resolutions adopted by the UNHRC in 2012 and 2013 as well as the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

He added that the government has not taken any steps towards solving the ethnic problem even four years after the end of the war.

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