Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brothers and cronies are masters of deception!
This is what Gotabaya Rajapaksa told "The Australian" newspaper on 23 March 2009:
The UN may tell you that at least 2,000 civilians have been killed in fighting since January, but Sri Lanka's Secretary of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, says there are none. Absolutely None!
"If you want to believe me, believe me, no civilian casualties!
In 2009, the Rajapaksa regime arrested five doctors who worked in the War-zone and forced them to tell the media that a maximum of 750 civilians were killed in the final five months of the war!
In 2011, the regime claimed that around 7,500 civilians were killed!
A doctor who worked in Sri Lanka's combat zone in the final days of the civil war told the BBC in March 2014 that he was forced by the government to retract his claims about casualty figures.
Speaking to the BBC's Sinhala service, Dr Varatharaja said he and his colleagues had been threatened with three to four years in jail if they did not recant their statements.
A UN investigation said 40,000 people were killed in the final five months alone!
The regime first dismissed Channel 4's Sri-Lanka Killing Field programme as a fake. It then said in 2012 that it would use the programme to investigate allegations of War Crime!
In March 2014, the Sri-Lankan foreign minister said in Geneva that the government would use Channel 4 videos to “identify witnesses.”
Sri Lankan army to investigate civilian war casualties:
BBC investigates Sri Lanka disappearances:
Here are some examples of how Mahinda Rajapaksa lies:
They lie brazenly and the lies are not even credible!