By Janith Aranze
The controversial Channel 4 documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ has been shown for the first time in Washington D.C. this week. International organisations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and International Crisis Group planned the screening of the documentary in Washington D.C. on Friday July 15 at the Congressional Auditorium and Atrium. The screening was attended by several Congressman and Senators, and was also open to the general public. Human Rights Watch Asia Director, Brad Adams, said that he hoped the screening will raise awareness of Sri Lanka in the US.
“When you speak to people in America, many of them have no idea about what happened in Sri Lanka. What happened at the end of the war was horrific on both sides. It is a very powerful film and we hope that it will make an impression on those who saw it,” he told The Sunday Leader.