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Sri Lanka rejects dismissal of ethnic conflict census

The Sri Lankan government today rejected claims by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), that a recent state led census to determine the human and material losses due to the ethnic conflict was not credible.

The Director General of the Sri Lankan Census and Statistics Department, DCA Gunawardena labelled the TNA’s assertions as a ‘political gimmick, stating,

“This census was not carried out in an ad hoc manner, we provided the technical expertise to the officials who are conducting the census. We are trying our level best to eradicate any duplication or gathering of false data.”

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