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Lord Naseby MP claims 7,000 not 40,000 killed at the end of Sri Lankan Civil War

November 19, 2017

Lord Naseby MP claims that only 7,000 were killed at the end of Sri Lankan Civil War.  Exploding the 40,000 killed Myth.

Lord Naseby of UK Parliament recently revealed how he accessed confidential reports compiled by the London’s Defence Attache in Sri Lanka during the war and gathered that the number of people who were killed during the last phase of war was 7,000.

“I’ve tracked the war carefully because I just couldn’t believe these official figures – they didn’t stack up to the information I was getting. So I then invoked our freedom of information inquiry. I asked for the dispatches sent by our Defence Attache to our foreign office during the last days of the war. The application was refused twice by our foreign office. I then applied directly to the information commissioner – which is my right – and got 26 pages of redacted dispatches. Missing were the last six weeks of them. So I appealed again. And lo and behold, another 12 arrived. I went through them very carefully,” he said.

Without being limited to classified documents, Lord Naseby had asked university experts who are “traditionally left-wing” about the casualties.

“They also said that 7,000 casualties was their estimate. There was other evidence too, like what US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Robert Blake, had named a tentative casualty figure: about 5000, a few days before the end of the war,” he said.

Ref: http://www.dailymirror.lk/140352/British-MP-says-SL-war-casualty-figure-not-

Editorial Comment:

7,000 seems to be the most reliable figure that I have seen since the end of the war.  40,000 killed lost all credibility years ago.

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