Casualties exaggerated

Dr V Shanmugarajah, who served in the battle zones during the last stages of the war, said today that the LTTE had forced him to exaggerate the number of civilian casualties.

He was giving evidence before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) at the BMICH today.

Dr Shanmugarajah gave high casualty figures to aid agencies and the media from within the combat zone during the last stages of the war. (NH)

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