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Monday, 28 May 2012 - 19:35
Sri Lanka North not just for Tamils; says Defence Secretary.
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In an interview with British Broadcaster BBC, Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Ghotabhaya Rajapaksa has said it is not appropriate to view the North of the country, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area.

He also told the BBC that there were few civilian casualties in the war's closing phase.

Defence Secretary Ghotabhaya Rajapakse also cast doubt on accounts of enforced disappearances following the war.

In his interview with the BBC, Defense Secretary Ghotabhaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka was abounding with opportunities for all, regardless of ethnicity.

Defense Secretary Ghotabhaya Rajapaksa had also noted that prior to the war Tamil officers had worked in the countries southern districts and Sinhalese and Muslims should be able to work in the north in the same manner as it is part of Sri Lanka.

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