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Basil Rajapaksa denies Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes

Former Sri Lankan minister Basil Rajapaksa denied reports that Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes, whilst speaking in Jaffna on Sunday.

Mr Rajapaksa, the former Economic Development Minister, was speaking at a public meeting of the Jaffna branch of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

"Our troops did not do war crimes,” said the former minister. “There may have been individuals who did the crime."

He went on to slam the current Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance, accusing them of not acting on Tamil grievances.

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