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Amnesty reveals SL’s blatant misinformation and proganda

May 29, 2009

Amnesty International : Sri Lanka: Government misrepresentations regarding the scale of the crisis

31 January 2009 – “True figure between 75,000 and 100,000” (Official Department of Defence Press Release)
5 May 2009 – “250,000 Hostages…” (SL Ministry of Defence Report)

17 February 2009 – “Between 50,000 and 70,000..” (Official Department of Defence Press Release)
19 May 2009 – “rescuing over 210,000 civilians” (Speech by President Mahinda Rajapakse)

18 February 2009 – “70,000 to be rescued..” (From the Official Government of Sri Lanka website)
21 May 2009 – “more than 250,000 displaced people (IDPs)” (ICRC quoting official Sri Lankan government figures)

Read full report here

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