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‘Channel 4 contents baseless’

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday categorically rejected Channel 4’s new video on war crimes saying that its contents were “baseless and unacceptable.” The Ministry of Defence, in a release

Published: 16th March 2012 12:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday categorically rejected Channel 4’s new video on war crimes saying that its contents were “baseless and unacceptable.”

The Ministry of Defence, in a release, said that the video aired on March 14 was meant to “defame” Sri Lanka when the UNHRC was in session in Geneva.

It pointed out that Channel 4 had the opportunity to present the information it had to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) officially, and take action internationally against the alleged human rights violations. But instead of doing that, it opted to air the video. This was only because it was unable to prove the authenticity of the footage if confronted by a responsible body.

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