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Sri Lanka rejects war crime allegations against former commander

The Sri Lankan government today dismissed the war crime allegations raised by an international human rights group against former commander of Sri Lanka Army General Jagath Jayasuriya.

Military Spokesman, Brigadier Roshan Senevirathne said the allegations against the former Army Commander were baseless.

The International Truth and Justice Project had filed war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against Jayasuriya, who was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil.

The Spokesperson stated that the war heroes in Sri Lanka have been subjected to similar allegations before but the charges are baseless and the Army rejects the allegations.

Addressing the media at the weekly briefing Government spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the government was prepared to probe any specific charges made against the military and Commander Jagath Jayasuriya.

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