The Sri Lankan Army has dismissed newly presented evidence of the murder of Balachandran Prabhakaran, which shows him alive and in Sri Lankan Army custody, stating they expect the furore over war crimes to "die down".
Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya confidently rejected any allegations of human rights abuses, stating,
“This is not the first time such unsubstantiated allegations are leveled against the Sri Lankan forces. Interestingly, these come up as we near UNHRC meeting and die down thereafter.”
“Unfortunately, it appears that the parties who float such baseless allegations never want these to be investigated or solved. They want to keep them as mysteries to tarnish the country's good image as and when it suits their agendas”.
See our earlier post: It wasn't the army, says the army (15 February 2013)