Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* No unconventional weapons were used in war, Sri Lanka says
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 12:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Military Tuesday dismissed the media reports which alleged the security forces of using unconventional weapons in the war against the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Issuing a statement the Ministry of Defense said it rejects the statements made through media by several parties alleging that the Armed Forces used unconventional weapons including chemical weapons during Humanitarian Operations that led to comprehensive defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka are baseless and misleading.

The statement said the military only used minimum of conventional weapons required to defeat the terrorists.

"In spite of the fact that the LTTE continually resorted to numerous unconventional means against military as well as civilians in Sri Lanka, the Armed Forces used only proportionally required minimum conventional means during military operations against the LTTE terrorists throughout the history of counter terrorist operations."

"Renewed allegations without any basis are maliciously presented as a mean of misleading the local as well as international audiences targeting UNHRC meetings, as observed in the previous year too," the statement concluded.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's migrant workers' organization pledges support to opposition candidate
Sri Lanka ruling party supporters attack UNP rally in Haputale
Landslide warning issued for 4 districts in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President says common opposition candidate copied his budget proposals
Two Russian naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port
Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods
India to export two warships to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner asks employers to grant leave for workers to vote
International Gem, Mineral & Jewellery trade show opens in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Police to investigate ruling party minister taking suspects of arson attack away from police custody

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.