The Sri Lanka Army today said that the latest Channel-4 video, released last night, featuring two soldiers, is a fake.
"Persons appearing in this latest video are not from the Sri Lanka Army. This is yet another attempt to justify their earlier video," Military spokesman Maj.Gen Ubaya Madawela said.
In the newest episode released by Channel-4, a witness, who had worked under the then head of 58th division of the Army, Brigadier Shavendra Silva, in the frontline towards the end of the civil war, claimed that Brigadier was ordered by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa “to finish the job by whatever means necessary.”
Meanwhile, deputy permanent representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, Major General Shavendra Silva dismissed the new allegation when he was confronted outside the United Nations building in New York by the Channel-4 journalists.