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* 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.

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