23 March 2017
The former Sri Lankan defence minister, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who was named by the country's Criminal Investigation Department as running death squads in a report submitted to a Magistrate's Court this week, sought to deflect responsibility to the former army commander, Sarath Fonseka.
“He [Fonseka] was the army commander at that time," Mr Rajapaksa told The Hindu on Tuesday.
"If he knew of such a death squad, why did he not take any action on them. He was completely wrong in not taking action."
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