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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 6.47 GMT
Army Commander rejects allegations of killing Prabhakaran's son


Commander of Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya strongly rejected the allegation that the Army killed the former LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran's son.

Addressing a gathering of Army personnel at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday, the Army Chief said the main objective of these allegations is to tarnish the image of the country.

He pointed out that these allegations are made every time the United Nations Human Rights Council session is convened.

"Anti Sri Lanka elements, backed by LTTE rump and the Diaspora are in the habit of tarnishing the country's image, preferably, ahead of UNHRC sessions every year while making baseless allegations against the Army. These elements will continue to do so in the future, too as they have been doing in the past few years with ulterior motives," the Commander said.

Speaking of the images, shown by Channel-4 TV of Britain, allegedly of the LTTE leader's son, the Army Commander said his personal opinion is that those elements are hell-bent on pushing the country towards anarchy while simultaneously trying to jeopardize the onward march to prosperity.

"We are exceptionally fortunate to have a Head of State who would firmly stand by the Security Forces at all times and defend the nation," the Commander told the troops.

During the address the Army Chief told the troops that every soldier is expected to maintain the highest degree of discipline and proper conduct during their nation-building assignments and reconciliatory moves.





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