Latest UNICEF report for this month has blown out the hype of exaggerated repetitions by – international elements saying that there were ’40,000 civilian deaths’ during the final stages of the Sri Lankan humanitarian campaign.
The UNICEF report in its latest analysis of missing persons accounts the numbers as 2,564 individuals. The report also reinforces the Government’s policy on zero civilian casualties endured during the end of the conflict resulting in the world’s largest rescue mission. In its independent report UNICEF reveals that 676 children- of which a staggering 64% that holds LTTE terrorists culpable of forcible recruitment of underage to war.
Earlier, Gordon Weiss, the Former UN Spokesperson in Sri Lanka in his infamous Channle-4 presence alleged security forces as responsible for deaths of ‘over 40,000 civilians herded by LTTE in a narrow stretch of land’.
In response to his comment, the UN distanced itself by stating that the statement made by Gordon Weiss was his personal account and not that of UN. Stunned by the UN response, Weiss during a book launch in Melbourne Australia last week, revised his vague figures as 10,000 stirring much controversy.