Channel 4’s June 14 video has been released in to the world wide web. This film named Sri lanka’s killing field and much of it has been filmed using mobile phones and small cameras. According to Channel 04 this film features devastating new evidence of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka . The film was screened at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, as pressure mounts for action.
The documentary is claimed to be an investigation into the final weeks of theSri Lankan civil war and features new evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Chanel 4’s Jon Snow is the presenter of the investigation who also featured in previous news clips of Sri lanka war crime allegations.
Channel 4 claims these footages include the apparent extra-judicial massacre of prisoners by government forces, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian hospitals and the bodies of female Tamil fighters who appear to have been sexually assaulted. Also examined in the film are atrocities carried out by the Tamil Tigers.
Channel 04 previously showed few footages that said to be from Sri Lanka war earlier. This film said to contain previously unaired mobile phone footage of point-blank extrajudicial executions of three people, including a woman and a video testimony of a Tamil woman who says she and her daughter were gang raped. New visual evidence and testimony that the Sri Lankan Army systematically and knowingly bombed hospitals and civilians, with the oversight of senior military and government officials have also been added to the film.
Defense secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksha issuing a statement to the media said that the film contains fake video clips and this is an intentional attempt to disgrace Sri Lanka government and troops. Defense secretary also emphasize how Sri Lanka defense forces looked after the innocent civilians and deny any killing of unarmed.
Meanwhile Media Minister and government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the “Government will revisit the documentary carefully and have our own forensic expert and foreign experts to look at the footage and respond accordingly”.
Director of Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle said that Sri Lanka had already proved the video to be manipulated. “We have maintained that these images are false and have been collected over a period of one year and three months to disgrace the Sri Lankan image,” Director General of the MCNS further emphasized.
Update : Prof. Rajiva Wijesingha’s response to “Channel 4 Documentary” in AlJazeers TV – Watch Here
Please do watch this video on your discretion. The film contain human death and injuries and may not be suitable for children and sensitive adults.
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