LTTE fabricated videos on CH 4 - Daya Master

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The Tamil Tigers fabricated video footage to demonise Sri Lankan military and distributed them among international media to gain propaganda advantage, the now defunct LTTE's former media co-ordinator has claimed.

Velayudam Dayanidhi alias Daya Master told state-owned ITN television that fabricated footage produced in 2002 during the ceasefire with the army was distributed internationally.

"The footage used by Channel 4 are those fabricated footage issued by the LTTE," Daya Master said.

The British Channel 4 television telecast video footage titled 'Sri Lanka killing fields 1 and 2' and 'Sri Lanka killing fields - war crimes unpunished' which it alleged carry incriminating evidence of war crimes committed by Lankan troops.

The government has dismissed the Channel 4 videos as fabrications.

On the allegation of LTTE chief V Prabakaran's 12-year- old son Balachandran's killing by army in the latest Channel 4 video, Daya Master said Balachandran was under tight protection of LTTE guards and he may have been shot by LTTE guards when tried to flee.

The government has accused the Channel 4 of running a smear campaign against Sri Lanka to coincide with the on going UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. (PTI)

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  • Ronny Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:49 AM

    If it was a fabricated video footage during the cease-fire period in 2002 then Daya Master would have taken a key role in the fabrication as he was the media co-ordinator for a long time. If he admits that, then why are the CID sleuths silent. He should atleast be questioned. Only the suspected LTTE sympathisers are remanded without a trial. Moreso, this statement could be a fabricated one to attack the UNP and Norway sponsored cease-fire.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:01 AM

    LTTE sympathizers are much worried when the truth comes to light. Sad story

    tin Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:06 AM

    We all are SL citizens under government control so that means we don't have any credibility? According to your theory its credible only when diasapora tells

    achtung Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:28 AM

    yeah reading some comments do make you wonder...

    Peter Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:28 AM

    No one will believe you

    Shaik Ahamath Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:00 PM

    I think the Channel 4 scenes are real, only the narratives are fabricated. Every LTTE abuse of human life, especially on the Tamil community itself, was depicted as deployed by government soldiers. The video response (DM 19.3.2001) is very good. I wish the UK broadcasting regulators could be persuaded to compel Channel 4 to broadcast it as per their own charter for balanced broadcasting.

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:53 AM

    His (Prabha's) masters Choice.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:53 AM

    Thilak lokata kade yanawade ?? atha dolareaka 130

    Kajen Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:17 AM

    No wonder, such claims were expected. Tomorrow may K P also will make similer claim, as they are in invisible custody.
    Dougles and Karuna amman will also make such claims, but they will wait till last moment the voting take place in UN.

    Chanakiyan Monday, 19 March 2012 05:11 PM

    On pain of death or torture, a caged animal has to do the master's bidding.

    Vas Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:43 AM

    people like Thaya master & others think people are fools. Things have come out in the open so no where to hide!!

    Ruhunu kolla Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:13 AM

    Tomorrow it is KP turn!!!

    Sakthivel Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:34 PM

    After hearing from you Daya master, US taken the resolution back. Poor political stunt by Srilankan Politician . Not to blame they are inexperience, But Quickly learn, atleast from Indians. Else these news publishes are look so comical in international scene.

    sundram2004 Monday, 19 March 2012 05:22 PM

    Puppet show is on

    willows Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:32 AM

    who would believe this one???

    GSK Monday, 19 March 2012 05:23 PM

    ha ha

    DeSelva Monday, 19 March 2012 05:23 PM

    GOSL is making it self a laughing stock.

    silva Monday, 19 March 2012 05:10 PM

    who is fooling whom

    Fair N Square Monday, 19 March 2012 05:28 PM

    hahaha how that he is enjoying immunity he can claim that.. sadly the govt chose a wrong guy to be a spokesman... He has blood in his hands and need to be behind bars and not be giving out media statements.... Like someone said all sprats get caught while the sharks swim away... These goons played with young lives... some were lost some maimed for life while these idiots live a lavish life... SAD...

    Mohan de Silva Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:41 AM

    Only traitors of Sri Lanka comment here.

    ajith Monday, 19 March 2012 05:29 PM

    we should hire a plane and send Daya master immediately to Geneva

    sundram2004 Monday, 19 March 2012 05:41 PM

    On with the puppet show

    Vas Monday, 19 March 2012 06:01 PM

    Thaya Master is under goverment control. He is not a credible witness. He cannot be trusted to be independent just like Karuna Douglas and Pillayan.

    fayaz Monday, 19 March 2012 06:12 PM

    I sure this Daya Masters father can't be a Tamil he is such a traitor like Karuna, Douglas and the great and late Kadirgamar

    Thomas Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:00 AM

    Under duress , yes or no? Daya master????

    Thilak Monday, 19 March 2012 06:04 PM

    Aththa kiyana kota umbalata u drohiya....
    eka thamai aththa..


    LTTE ekata kade yana ewun mekata comments dala wagei..

    john Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:56 AM

    Well said son of Lanka

    Abdhul Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:14 AM

    If its fabricated why we are afraid of that?

    Shaik Ahamath Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:22 PM

    Oh ye of little faith. The West is capable of fabricating far more serious crimes than this. Remember they produced aerial pictures of the WMD sites in Iraq and the presence of multitude of WMD but none were found except the slaughter of a million innocent Iraqis in the process of finding them and the sacking of their leader. The prize for the victorious USA is that they now control the flow of oil from Iraq which was what they were after all along.

    Ronny Monday, 19 March 2012 06:34 PM

    If the footage was fabricated during the cease-fire period in 2002, then Daya Master would have played a big role in it as the Media Co-ordinator. Isn't this enough to frame charges against him. Then why are so many LTTE sympathisers and activists languishing in our prisons without any trial when these real culprits who admit their crimes are looked after by the GOSL.

    Leela Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:33 PM

    But you have forgotten that of late he had marched against the government as well.


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