No war crimes committed in Sri Lanka - SF



Former Army Commander and DNA Leader General Sarath Fonseka yesterday vehemently denied the allegations that war crimes had been committed during the last stages of the military operations in the Vanni. He said that had war crimes been committed in Sri Lanka, he would have been the first person to get into trouble.

He was answering queries by journalists about government’s allegations that he (Fonseka) was planning to give evidence before a UN experts panel set up to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka.

"I have consistently maintained that the war was conducted according to internationally accepted norms. No war crimes were committed," he told a press conference at the Parliamentary complex.

He said that there were jokers who had spoken yesterday as if they had conducted the war.

"I take the full responsibility for all what happened during the war," the former Army Commander said.

He said that the some government-backed jokers were misinterpreting and giving twists to the appointment of an advisory panel by the UN Secretary General to advise him on the accountability during the last phase of the war against the LTTE.

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