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Will not betray our nation or gallant troops at UNHRC - SL Human Rights Minister

Sri Lanka's Human Rights envoy to Geneva and Plantations Minister, Mahinda Samarasinghe, asserted that Sri Lanka was "ready to face any challenge" as the UNHRC this March, and would "neither betray the nation or our gallant troops", reports the Daily Mirror Lk.

Speaking to crowds in Kandy, Samarasinghe said,

“We have a big challenge in March. We are ready to face any challenge,”

“We will neither betray the nation nor our gallant troops.”

“We all know what the LTTE did. They took as human shields 300,000 civilians. They fired at troops from among the civilians.”

“It was true that the civilians were caught in the crossfire. The army was trying to crush terrorism. But the figure given as 40,000 killed was a lie”.

“This false figure of 40,000 was given by a UN employee to help him sell a book”.

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