Govt totally rejects Clinton’s statement
Government Defence Affairs Spokesman and Minister Keheliya
Rambukwella yesterday vehemently opposed and totally rejected the
statement made by US State Secretary Hilary Clinton to the UN Security
Council that rape had been used as a tool of the liberation war in Sri
US State Secretary Hilary Clinton in a statement made to the Security
Council has included Sri Lanka among the other countries which had used
rape as a weapon in their liberation wars.
“We vehemently reject and condemn the irresponsible statement made by
US State Secretary Hilary Clinton”, the Minister said.
Minister Rambukwella stated that it was a totally fabricated story
which had no background whatsoever.
He said that it was for the first time an allegation of this nature
was leveled against the Sri Lanka and Security Forces in the aftermath
of the liberation operation.
For the past three and half years there had been no complaint that
the Sri Lankan Security Forces had raped any woman or LTTE female
“Even the countries that opposed Sri Lanka in its fight against the
LTTE has not made such an allegation against the Sri Lankan Security
Forces”, the Minister pointed out.
“This is an attempt to tarnish the image of a sovereign nation”, the
The Minister also pointed out that US President Barack Obama has made
a completely different story regarding LTTE terrorism saying that under
no circumstances is the US ready to give legal cover to any terrorist