Media clash on sidelines of CHOGAM

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A heated argument was said to have taken place between the Director General of the Presidents Media Division and Spokesperson for the President Bandula Jayasekera, Sri Lankan journalists and the producer of the Channel 4 documentary “Killing Fields” Callum Macrae at the Media Centre used for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth, Australia.

“Macrae was there lobbying against Sri Lanka. He was videotaping our materials such as the ‘Lies Agreed Upon’ documentary and other booklets that were distributed by our mission. I along with other local media confronted him,” Jayasekera told the Daily Mirror.

During this confrontation Macrae’s camera crew had begun to film those in the media centre focusing on the Sri Lankan media personnel. Agitated by this the Sri Lankan media responded by video taping those individuals, who had been video taping at first.

“Macrae’s people tried to stop us by complaining; however our media guys did not relent. Finally they had to stop videotaping us,” Jayasekera said. (DS)

  Comments - 3

  • Nihal Tuesday, 01 November 2011 06:35 AM

    Channel 4 - is clutching at straws,so just let them be, they will destroy themselves without any help!!

    ranjitho Tuesday, 01 November 2011 02:33 AM

    At least there are few guys who will fight for mother lanka
    weel done keeep the flag high

    nimal Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:26 AM

    Mother Lanka belonged to any body born in Sri Lanka, Sinhala,Tamil, Muslim and etc.

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