An expert committee has been appointed to investigate into the Channel 4 documentary after it was disclosed that attempt has been made to insult the Sri Lankan security forces by doctoring of visuals.
The documentary titled ‘killing fields’ was telecast by Channel 4 harming the reputation of the Sri Lankan security forces and the Government. It has been a topic of discussion after it came to light that those who provided the funds for the production were connected to the LTTE and that many visuals were doctored. Channel 4 telecast a series of visuals in which the Sri Lankan security forces allegedly shot dead naked, blindfolded LTTE cadres whose hands were bound. It was said that the visuals had been obtained from the mobile phones of members of Sri Lankan security forces.
The original copy of this video can now be viewed in several websites. The language used is Tamil.
Several groups that have analyzed these visuals are of the view that it can be the original copy of the visuals in question. The sounds and the visuals tally and accent of Tamil is similar to that of Jaffna. The dialogues in the Channel 4 documentary are totally different to those of the original visuals.
Many are of the view that the Channel 4 documentary is a distortion of the visuals to accuse the security forces of series of killings carried out by the LTTE. It is evident from the measures taken by the LTTE continuously to defame Sri Lanka and the security forces. However Military Spokesman Maj. Gen. Ubaya Medawala said that an Expert Committee has been handed over the responsibility of making a comparison of these two videos. He said that the original copy of the video is very clear. From the language used and the actions committed it is suspected that the LTTE was committing the ruthless murders against members of the Army or some other group that belonged to the Government. He said that the most important point is that the dialogues in the original video are in Tamil. Channel 4 has dubbed the video in producing the documentary.