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Sri Lanka: WikiLeaks: Gotabaya sanctioned extra-judicial killings by Paramilitaries

Dec 16, 2010 8:06:28 PM - yahoo.com
A WikiLeaks cable, dated 18th May 2007 from US embassy in Colombo, accuses Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse of giving orders to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) commanders in Jaffna not to interfere with Tamil paramilitaries who are "doing "work" that the military cannot do because of international scrutiny. The work referred to in the cable includes extra-judicial killings, extortion, abduction and ...