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‘Government commission is a fake’ NPC Deputy Chairman tells Japan

Antony Jeganathan, Deputy Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Councillor, has slammed the Sri Lankan government’s commission on disappearances as a fake, set up only to fool the international community, in a meeting with officials from the Japanese embassy.

According to a report in the Uthayan, Jeganathan met with the embassy’s political affairs officer who was on a recent visit to Mullaithivu, and told him that no information on the thousands of people who remain missing or disappeared has been released.

The Deputy Chairman also told the Japanese of the brutality of the ‘No Fire Zones’, set up as the Sri Lankan Army shelled the Vanni 5 years ago. He stated that Tamils were deliberately shelled once moved into the ‘No Fire Zones’ and that this massacre was planned by the Sri Lankan government.

Also see our earlier posts:

Another commission... (26 July 2013)

TNA rejects presidential commission to probe disappearances (29 July 2013)

Rajapaksa appoints disappearance commission (14 August 2013)

Disappearance investigation commission a farce - Ananthy Sasitharan (02 January 2014)

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