Real video of Channel 4 visuals found: Lankan army
Sri Lankan military claimed that the real footage of the `doctored version` of the British television Channel 4 aired documentary has been found.
Colombo: Sri Lankan military on Saturday claimed
that the real footage of the "doctored version" of the British
television Channel 4 aired documentary has been found.
"This video obtained by a private TV station shows the
brutal killings of soldiers by the LTTE," military spokesman
Major General Ubhaya Madawela told BBC.
He said the real video`s footage carry Tamil
conversations opposed to the Sinhala conversations in the
Channel 4`s doctored video.
"We know many of our soldiers were taken captive by
the LTTE during the war. Only a very few of them were handed
over via the ICRC," Madawela said.
"Now we can think that those who are shown being shot
and killed are those soldiers who to date remain missing,"
He said the private channel which carried the real
footage had handed the tapes to the Army for verification.
British TV station channel 4`s documentary `Sri Lanka
Killing Fields` aired in the UK carried gruesome pictures of
executions of LTTE cadres at the hands of government troops.
Sri Lanka dismissed the documentary as an attempt to
discredit the government through a fake video.