The Channel 4 documentary titled ‘No War Zone? The killing fields of Sri Lanka’ is to be aired in Geneva at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March.
umentary titled ‘No War Zone? The killing fields of Sri Lanka’ is to be aired in Geneva at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March.
The pictures have once again raised questions over the conduct of Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the operation against Tamil Tiger rebels and is another blow for the government in its attempts to head off a critical resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.
One of the photos shows Balachandran Prabakaran sitting in a bunker, alive and unharmed in the custody of Sri Lankan troops.
Another picture which was taken a few hours later shows the boy’s body lying on the ground, his chest pierced by bullets.
Sri Lankan Army dismissed the pictures featured in the documentary as “lies, half truths, rumours and numerous forms of speculation” on Tuesday.
Commenting on the pictures, military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said, “This is not the first time such unsubstantiated allegations are leveled against the Sri Lankan forces. Interestingly, these come up as we near UNHRC meeting and die down thereafter. No substantive evidence have been presented for us to launch an investigation” he said.