SL won’t sue Channel-4

5 February 2014 10:46 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lankan Government has decided not to sue Channel-4 for its telecast of videos on Sri Lanka as it had adopted more effective strategies to deal with such situations, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told Parliament today. 
The minister, who responded to a question asked by United National Party (UNP) MP Ravi Karunanayake, said the Government had effectively countered such allegations. 
He said a video titled, ‘Lies agreed upon’ was screened while the government was having a discussion with Callum McRae, who was instrumental in preparing the Channel-4 documentary on the war in Sri Lanka. The minister said the Sri Lankan Government had in no uncertain terms told BBC, Al Jazeera and those in charge of Hard Talk TV what it felt about all this. 
Mr. Karunanayake who raised a supplementary question asked whether the UNP should file legal action against channel-4 on behalf of the country. 
The minister said there was no need to do so because the Government had already dealt with the issue through alternate methods.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • George Cloney Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:29 AM

    Haa....haaa......biggest joke for the century. You canot sue anyone for producing the truth.......Lol

    investigator Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:21 PM

    not true.alegations was proved effectively.sue,if can win.minister proved that alegations are true and cant win if go to court.

    flatwhite Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:08 AM

    Channel 4 will die itself like the tamil diaspora and the LTTE clan so good idea dont waste money on unneccessary stuff as we have eliminated the ghoons out of SL for good after 30years and the assylum seekers are abroad now cleaning roads or in foriegn jails for money laundering,collecting funds for LTTE or even robery or murder.

    Narayan Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:47 PM

    How can you sue someone for producing something legitimate.

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:28 AM

    This decision not to sue may be the best advice but sadly it would be construed as weakness and give legitimacy to the Channel 4 programs.

    migida Wednesday, 05 February 2014 04:32 PM

    The reason for this is obvious!.

    RamUK Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:01 AM

    ohh no what a shame!!!!!!

    Vic Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:05 AM

    We all know already as it's an obvious decision.

    crackers Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:13 AM

    worried about more allegations coming out.very good decision not to go ahead with much as we didn't like what was shown on channel 4,we all know the truth.

    Mason Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:19 AM

    The truth is that the Sri Lankan government is not strong enough and capable of taking on the big ones. Your limits are confined to the likes of General and CJ.

    Concerned citizen Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:31 PM

    Ok, jolly good. No asking and eating!!

    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:54 PM

    Oh dear what can the matter be ????

    Selva Wednesday, 05 February 2014 01:10 PM

    Sue Chanel 4?For what??? There is no way to sue them other than producing more counter videos!!

    instinct Wednesday, 05 February 2014 01:10 PM

    Just keep denying. You will not sue because you know the documentary is true.

    mithra Thursday, 06 February 2014 06:05 AM

    Another pole erected in the mud.

    joseph Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:12 AM

    Ravi has bowled a googly to GL and GL has left the ball pass. Fortunately it did not hit the wicket

    Suq Madique Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:24 AM

    Judging by the comments it seems the LTTE internet mafia have been working overtime. They still can't get over prabakaran's pathetic!

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