The BBC reports that Sri Lanka’s foreign minister has cast doubt on newly released photos that are said to show a massacre of Tamils during the country’s civil war. On an official UK visit, GL Peiris said images published by the Global Tamil Forum were a bid by rebel sympathisers to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image. Some of the pictures apparently show the bloodstained bodies of bound and blindfolded young people. The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a group which includes former supporters of the separatist insurgents, released the images as the Sri Lankan foreign minister visited London.
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