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Govt census designed to minimise death toll - TNA MP

Slamming the Sri Lankan government's proposed census count, the TNA MP, Suresh Premachandran said the it was designed to minimise the death toll, reports Arab News.

We strongly believe this is an attempt to give lower figures for war fatalities,said Premachandran.

Highlighting the need to provide social services to those in need including single parent families and orphans, he added, “for planning purposes of the council, we want the actual numbers, not watered down figures.”

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