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Britain to probe the Channel 4 documentary

Jul 4, 2011 12:04:44 PM - itnnews.lk

The UK Government’s Office of Communications is to investigate the veracity of Channel 4’s recent documentary on Sri Lanka. It is prepared to take dire action if the fake was revealed. Information is surfacing that the documentary presented by Channel 4 denigrating the Sri Lankan Government and the Security Forces contained false and concocted incidents. A British TV Channel reported that Ofcom, the British Office of Communications had already received more than 100 complaints on the Channel 4 documentary. The Channel 4 programme contained visuals and incidents which misled the public and gives a wrong impression. The British Independent Communication Authority has decided to investigate all these facts. This Independent Authority is vested with wide powers to fine or ban Channel 4 if the allegations are consolidated. Accordingly the Authority said it will divert to future initiatives. In the meantime Channel 4 is facing difficulties with the release of the original version to the media killing visuals which were included in the documentary. Channel 4 telecast these visuals announcing that it was the military which murdered a group of LTTE cadres arrested by them. The background voice was telecast in the Sinhala Language. However the original copy of this video footage is posted to internet. The language spoken is Tamil. Accordingly it is very clear that it was the LTTE terrorists had murdered a group of soldiers arrested by them. Channel 4 had always endeavoured to distort the truth and put the blame on the military.

Accordingly a clear comparison can be made on the distorted production of Channel 4.