‘Your crude journalism exposes both Callum and your calumny”, said the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, responding to the latest Channel 4 video timed to coincide with UNHRC sessions in Geneva, and purporting to be about rights abuses by Sri Lankan forces.
His reference was to Callum Macrae the producer of the so called Channel 4 documentary series on alleged abuses by Sri Lankan forces during the 2009 assault on the LTTE.
‘Your allegations are such unmitigated and unsubstantiated rubbish that you make even gutter journalism appear to be Pulitzer Prize-winning professionalism. Your latest attempt to denigrate Sri Lanka is a continuation of your pernicious campaign that has already been exposed in the book Corrupted Journalism Channel 4 and Sri Lanka,” High Commissioner Nonis stated.
What makes your journalism doubly dubious and obnoxiously unbalanced is that you expect us to comment on footage which, in fairness, we have not even been given the opportunity of seeing or hearing.
It is a pity that your continuing propagandist vendetta against Sri Lanka only continues to undermine the process of reconciliation and healing that we have undertaken after a near three-decade long terrorist war.
It is certainly not going to help those in Sri Lanka you pretend you are helping but who only wish to live in peace without external meddling and posturing, Dr Nonis added.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Army spokesman states that the release of the latest video about Sri Lanka by Britain’s Channel Four has been timed for the UN Human Rights Council Session. Military media spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya added the latest video was no different from the other videos Channel Four had telecast earlier. He rejected in total the charges levelled in the new Channel Four video.