Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Channel 4" video absolutely false - Govt.

The video footage recently aired on 'Channel 4' UK claiming to show alleged atrocities committed by Sri Lankan forces against Tamils is absolutely false and has been deliberately put together to bring disrepute to the Government of Sri Lanka, states the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

The Government of Sri Lanka will make a strong protest to Channel 4 with regard to the contents of this video and also bring the matter to the notice of the relevant authorities, as well as seek to pursue remedies available with regard to the distortion of truth.

The Government of Sri Lanka sees this unsubstantiated and admittedly unverifiable video footage as an attempt by elements opposed to the success of the reconciliation process under way in Sri Lanka and the ongoing efforts to rebuild the country after nearly 30 years of terror by the LTTE.

The Government has reasons to suspect that those who provided this false and doctored footage are those still supportive of LTTE terror, who failed in their attempts to discredit the Sri Lankan government at the recent UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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