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SL government forced Tamil doctors to mislead international media

Speaking in a new documentary on the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a former doctor in the North-East, outlined his experience of being captured and imprisoned at the end of the ethnic conflict in 2009.

Dr Thurairajah Varadharajah, a former Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) for Mullaitheevu, who is currently in exile in the United states, outlined his experiences. After being imprisoned the doctors were forced to lie, in favour of the Rajapaksa regime, to foreign media and non-governmental organisations that were critical of the Sri Lankan government.

Describing his experiences, Varadharajah said,

“I was jailed and interrogated for four months because I helped Tamils at the end of the war. We were forced to give testimonies that discredited the strong allegations of war crimes and human rights violations against the Sri Lankan government.”

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