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The government yesterday claimed that the inaccuracy of the Darusman Report was proven by the census that was carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics.

Meanwhile the opposition claimed the report by the Census Department could not be taken as fact until there was proper verification of the methods used to collect the data.

“This discrepancy in the numbers shows the speculation and myth that has been woven into the Darusman report and therefore it should be withdrawn as unreliable,” National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara told the Daily Mirror.

He also claimed the report by the Panel of Experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, contained information gathered from unreliable, third-party sources. “The Darusman report was written in New York. Based on hear say stories, evidence that was not from primary sources. We have done a physical verification on the ground and found that about 8,000 people have died under extraordinary circumstances,” Mr. Nanayakkara charged.

Nearly 8,000 people, including 550 children below the age of 10, were killed in the North during the final stages of the war, according to the Report by the Department of Census and Statistics. However the Darusman Report and other international organisations put the death toll at over 40,000 civilians. (DS)

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  • Lanka Pataus Monday, 27 February 2012 05:10 AM

    Over the hill, thinks is great and dementia.

    shan Monday, 27 February 2012 04:58 AM

    You are a Gentlemen and truth speaking guy>>>>>>>>>?

    rana Monday, 27 February 2012 04:59 AM

    You have gone to Geneva with MR in 89 to protest against the killing in 88-89. What was your record of statistics killed in 88-89 period?

    jude Monday, 27 February 2012 05:28 AM

    Vasu, you sold your soul to become part of MR's Govt. No one cares what you say. You're just a another political henchman of MR.

    raigam Monday, 27 February 2012 09:19 AM

    They always say some ting to us and something to UN.

    ind Monday, 27 February 2012 05:34 AM

    Idiot, how can a zero when there was a war. Zero death is what government wanted. But in a war, it's not practical. It's just to minimize intentional incidents may happen in war field.

    ind Monday, 27 February 2012 05:35 AM

    That was a separate Census carried out in North and East only just to figure out the exact or nearly exact figure of deaths in the war period.

    Daniel Monday, 27 February 2012 01:18 PM

    Vasu is a minister without any "clout" according to Rajiva Wijesinghe writing in Tamil Week.
    He is unable to implement tamil as an official language due to this. If he did, tamils will feel a little more equal to all others.
    Vasu of the Old Left, has now given up the Doctrine of Liberation of the Prolitariat and has sold his soul to the Rajapakse Regime.

    AMT Monday, 27 February 2012 05:51 AM

    also the government has recoded that there are 82,000 widows due to war and the census says only 8,000 deaths??

    krishna Monday, 27 February 2012 02:34 PM

    Then which one you are going to accept ?

    steve Monday, 27 February 2012 08:01 AM

    but not on this occasion!

    harry Monday, 27 February 2012 08:11 AM

    No point in telling us.Please go to UN and tell Banki-Moon to do this.

    HUMAN Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:07 AM

    90,000 WAR WIDOWS IN THE NORTHEAST. OFFICEL REPORTS . THIS MEAN 90.000 MEN KILLED BY THE WAR.

    wonderboy Monday, 27 February 2012 01:59 AM

    We thought Sri Lanka had already withrdawn it. UN will not.

    hello Monday, 27 February 2012 02:14 AM

    Vasu, we thought you were an honest man.

    Lanka Pataus Monday, 27 February 2012 02:17 AM

    Age, demensia?

    Ruwan Monday, 27 February 2012 02:43 AM

    Can we confirm that 8000 people died or is it 8000 people missing?

    AMT Monday, 27 February 2012 02:31 AM

    How credible is the report of the Census Department when the reports of Central Bank are being challenged?

    Kornelius John Monday, 27 February 2012 03:54 AM

    Census still going on,no? So how to declare any figures?

    james Monday, 27 February 2012 04:18 AM

    thought the the government claim in 2009 was that no civilians died.


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