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Gotabhaya lodges complaint over UNHRC statement on disappearances

Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary has lodged an official complaint with the National Police Commission, over a statement delivered at the UN Human Rights Council which implicated him in the disappearances of Tamils, reports The Island.

Mr Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda each lodged complaints after a Tamil woman spoke at the UNHRC, stating that a senior Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department (CID) identified as “Nishantha” informed her that the pair were behind several disappearances.

The woman’s brother had been abducted and made to disappear.

Mr Rajapaksa and Mr Karannagoda have since lodged complaints against the CID officer.

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