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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10.35 GMT
Army denies cluster bombs allegations


The Sri Lanka Army strongly denied a media report that said unexploded cluster munitions have been found in North.

The Army noted that the military had not used cluster bombs and that cluster munitions have not been found in the North as reported by a foreign news agency quoting an UN official and called for evidence on the report that has claimed cluster munitions have been found

Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya told the media that cluster munitions have not been found in Sri Lanka.

The Army made these comments in response to a report by Associated Press that said a report by a UN mine expert has claimed that unexploded cluster bomblets were discovered in the Puthukudiyiruppu area, where a boy was killed last month and his sister was injured as they tried to pry apart an explosive device they had found to sell for scrap metal.

The Army has noted that the report had been sent without credible information and the Sri Lankan authorities should have been informed before submitting its report.





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