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Letters Health as a weapon of war?

A misrepresentation of reality

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2941
  1. Nihal Jayasinghe, high commissioner1
  1. 1Sri Lanka High Commission, London W2 2LU
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    The misrepresentative article by a Tamil national with a highly biased point of view that favours the propaganda of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) seems to have the objective of tarnishing the image of Sri Lanka among BMJ readers worldwide.1

    Its accusation that “successive governments have used access to medicines as a weapon of war against the Tamils” is false and factually wrong. Sri Lanka’s free government sponsored healthcare system …

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