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Lanka Taking Channel 4 To Court

Jun 25, 2011 3:23:52 PM - thesundayleader.lk

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The Sri Lankan government is in the process of going through the paperwork to file legal action against the Channel 4 British television station.
Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem said that the Sri Lankan government has also requested Channel 4 to hand over the original video aired by the TV station on Sri Lanka alleging the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes.
The Minister told The Sunday Leader that Sri Lankan authorities will gather information to prove that the video titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ is a doctored documentary intended to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image.
The video depicts men clad in military uniform opening fire on suspected male and female LTTE cadres who have their hands tied and eyes covered with rags.
It also shows some uniformed men taking ‘trophy pictures’ of bodies of nude male and female LTTE cadres.
Minister Hakeem said the government will either seek compensation or a public apology from the TV station.
The government has rejected the allegations made by Channel 4 and feels the television station is working with the support of LTTE sympathisers.