If war crimes had been committed in Sri Lanka they were only committed by the LTTE Sajith Premadasa said in Parliament today. He said this in response to a question posed by Wimal Weerawansa regarding an alleged statement given by Karu Jayasuriya to a newspaper.
Wimal claims that in the statement Karu had proclaimed that a war crimes investigation should be conducted on Sri Lanka.
Health sector’s victory
Following his reply to Minister Weerawansa, Sajith went on to state that the reduction in the maternal mortality rate in the country was a victory of the health sector.
Quoting statistics Premadasa claimed that in 2005 for every 100, 000 live births the maternal mortality rate was 58, however in 2008 this was reduced to 35.
Source: Ada Derana