The Sri Lankan soldiers ‘whose hearts turned to stone’

[Channel 4 News] Over the last two years Channel 4 News has broadcast footage that the UN says constitutes “credible evidence of war crimes” in Sri Lanka. In the final stages of 26 years of civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, and better known as the Tamil Tigers), the United […]

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

[ABC News] Produced by the Channel 4 in Britain, the program forensically investigates allegations that up to 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed as Sri Lankan Government forces moved in to destroy the Tamil Tiger army. The program provides evidence that while the ‘Tigers’ used civilians as human shields, the Government forces repeatedly shelled civilians who […]

England Cricketers take on Sri Lanka amid controversy

[Channel 4 News] The Twenty20 game takes place amid international controversy over alleged war crimes committed at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. A UN report earlier this year suggested actions by both the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Earlier this month Prime […]

Sri Lanka execution footage: UN calls for investigation

[Channel 4 News] Footage broadcast by Channel 4 News showing the alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners is evidence of “serious international crimes”, the UN says, as pressure mounts for an international investigation. A UN envoy has urged the international community and Sri Lanka to further investigate footage obtained by Channel 4 News purporting to show […]

Exclusive: Tamil Tigers interview

[ Channel 4 News ] A key Tamil Tiger leader has spoken exclusively to Channel 4 News, saying their chief is still alive and they want a political solution. Alex Thomson reports. image In an exclusive interview, LTTE Tamil Tigers head of international relations Selvarajah Pathmanathan said: – Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is in […]