The armed forces are preparing a report to counter the allegations leveled against the security forces in the Darusman report prepared by a panel of experts appointed by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said.
“As a response to specific paragraphs that made allegations against the military during humanitarian operations in the Darusman report, we all in the tri-services are now giving final touches to the compilation of a new report that will be shortly submitted to the international community,” he said.
“The Security Forces conducted the humanitarian operations, with a zero casualty policy,” the Commander said while addressing student officers at Sapugaskanda Defence Services Command & Staff College (DSCSC) recently.
Lieutenant General Jayasuriya made these statements during his address on ‘Transforming of Wartime Army into peacetime Army ’touched on the question of much-talked‘ accountability’ during the humanitarian operations and how the war was conducted.
A committee comprising of senior army officers have been appointed by the Commander to gather and contribute to the report about the role played by the Army. (Supun Dias)