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Army's Sinhalese blood is in Tamils - senior military official

A senior military official has said that Tamils in Jaffna are not “pure blood” anymore, due to the amount of blood donated by the Sri Lankan military to Jaffna hospital, reported News First (in Tamil).

Speaking at an event in Jaffna, with visiting Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Major General Hathurusinghe said the Sri Lankan Army has done “so much” for Tamils, even donating blood to Jaffna teaching hospital.

“Our blood is in the majority of the Tamils that live here, therefore Tamils cannot call themselves pure Tamils anymore. Our army’s Sinhalese blood is in Tamils. We have done so much for them that we have given our blood to them,” he said.