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The Sri Lanka Army today denied reports that security forces had used cluster bombs during the war and requested to provide any evidence so that an investigate can be launched, the Press Trust Of India reported. “I wish to reiterate that Sri Lanka Army, Navy or Air Force never used cluster bombs,” military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.

A report citing a top UN demining expert has claimed that Sri Lanka might have used cluster bombs during the three-decade-long civil war against LTTE rebels.

“The Army is aware of this story. We have at all times clearly said that the Army never used cluster bombs during our operations. We understand that the story had been based on a report filed by a gentleman named Allan Poston,” the spokesman said.

“We request him to provide us with any evidence he may be having so that we could investigate,” Brigadier Wanigasuriya said.

The report said an email obtained by them from a top UN demining expert had said that unexploded cluster bombs were discovered in the Puthukudyiruppu area in the north. The area known as PTK was a LTTE nerve centre during their decades old fight with the government troops.

  Comments - 29

  • Guru Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:35 AM

    Absolutly true.

    sakilan Friday, 27 April 2012 03:43 PM

    SL army never use any bombs

    senthil Friday, 27 April 2012 04:05 PM

    Koodankulam in TN is for generating power and not for making a nuclear bomb. So why do you need a bomb as a deterent to nuclear power.

    Shiran Friday, 27 April 2012 04:34 PM

    I thought it was well known that we used cluster bombs at the Terrorists which is Perfectly Legal. Because the Terrorists deserve it.

    sundram Friday, 27 April 2012 04:24 PM

    There is no such word as "independent investigation" in SL dictionary

    Daniel Friday, 27 April 2012 05:21 PM

    It's true they found a "cluster of bombs" hiddenby the LTTE. Therefore our Indian Reporters claimed threy found Cluster bombs !! Cluster or no Cluster the bloody war is over it's time to let the kids get an education that will help them to live in harmony. Those old hats who still live in the barbaric ages will be only shouting their heads off and will only be "voices in the wilderness !! Let all sri lankans join hands to lead a prosperous life.

    Budha Friday, 27 April 2012 05:56 PM

    Deny deny deny !

    Lie too become true when uttered continuousely !!!!

    Martin Thomas Friday, 27 April 2012 07:02 PM

    This does not look good for Sri Lanka. Every news out like this taking MR and Company closer to investigation by the ICJ. Not good at all time is running out our Presidnet and his brothers.

    Rangan Friday, 27 April 2012 12:00 PM

    A new can of worms?

    Silverhawk Friday, 27 April 2012 07:58 AM

    or rather we dont have money to buy cluster bombs ...

    Yuri Friday, 27 April 2012 07:17 PM

    We are Sri Lankan, no one can beat us in lie. our blood contain 85% lie

    Fusion Friday, 27 April 2012 08:01 AM

    Wait minute, I thought the Air Force actually officially used cluster bombs?

    Kolomba Kaka Friday, 27 April 2012 11:46 AM

    An independant forensic investigation will reveal the truth, but the question is who used it, the Army or LTTE?

    Sam Friday, 27 April 2012 08:18 AM

    I assume they were bought by the LTTE and they wanted to use it in their air raids, but they were too heavy for their aircrafts.

    ransam Friday, 27 April 2012 08:19 AM

    Don't be an idiot. With or without cluster bombs or modern artillery we won the war which most of the developed countries couldn't

    selva Friday, 27 April 2012 08:34 AM

    Sri lanka did not sign the cluster bomb ban treaty and you never accept any liabilty for any acusation, always same answer "NO"

    RajasH Friday, 27 April 2012 08:22 AM

    of course we deny every thing.

    niyaz Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:17 AM

    You are right Dan. The diaspora still cannot stomach the defeat even after 3 yrs judging by the negative comments. Hats off to our troops, we wiped off the most ruthless terrorists using our available resources. No super power can boast of this!!!!!

    Mifaz Friday, 27 April 2012 08:35 AM

    You are boasting too much of your fantacy victory

    Bigfoot Friday, 27 April 2012 08:36 AM

    Oh yes, you are spot on.

    anura Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:02 AM

    every war is no clean technically cluster or no cluster we won the tamil war

    lankaman Friday, 27 April 2012 08:29 AM

    correct. but we finished the war in 2009. cluster bombs were banned in 2010. so technically we were not at odds with international law

    wasanthi Friday, 27 April 2012 08:50 AM

    you mean for their tin cans ...

    DeSelva Friday, 27 April 2012 08:59 AM

    Cluster bombs? we have moved on MR is in South Korea inspecting Nuclear Bomb. We need it as a deterrent to Koodankulam in TN .

    Yehiya Friday, 27 April 2012 09:20 AM

    Cap is speaking real commander in the cell.

    chandran Friday, 27 April 2012 09:21 AM

    neither SL Army nor terrorist used Cluster Bomb. Then who used that people?

    citizen1 Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:40 AM

    What's the point, they have lost all the hearts and minds of people of the country because of their selfish ways.

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