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* False accusations adversely affected Sri Lanka's image - military spokesperson
Sat, May 17, 2014, 12:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 17, Colombo: False accusations made by various interested parties adversely affected the country's image and was instrumental in bringing in charges of war crimes against the country, the Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.

At the weekly media briefing Friday, the Military spokesman said since the end of the armed conflict in 2009, the government has falsely been accused of a large number of disappearances and murders of individuals.

Referring to the arrest of Kathiravel Thayapararaja by Tamil Nadu police on May 5th when he along with nine others tried to enter India illegally, Brigadier Wanigasuriya said that some NGO's like the University Teachers of Human Rights (UTHR - J) had reported that Thayapararaja had been tortured and killed by Sri Lanka Army in 2009.

However, five years after his supposed "death" he has tried to enter Tamil Nadu with his wife and children, the spokesman pointed out.

Thayapararaja and his wife Uthayakala are accused of collecting millions of rupees from unsuspecting people promising employment in London, he said.

The spokseman said the foreign governments can help to find the people disappeared or went missing after the war.

"If the (foreign) governments can help us, we will be able to prove that the dead and the disappeared are among the living," he said.

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