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The Channel 4 documentary “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” was screened at the European Parliament on Tuesday and an intervention was made by Sri Lankan Ambassador to the EU P. M. Amza, the Sri Lankan Mission in Brussels said.

In his statements he noted that there were erroneous facts and figures presented in the programme, which were formulated based on a biased agenda propagated by anti-Sri Lankan elements.

The screening was jointly organised by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group.

Ambassador Amza pointed out that the allegations within the documentary were unfounded since assumptions were being drawn on eyewitness accounts that were ambiguous. To strengthen his case he drew on previously quoted and unfounded allegations made by foreign media. Additionally he noted that as a native Tamil speaker he was able to identify the blatant misrepresentations made within the programme.

The full statement by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brussels follows:

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  • Saskia Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:52 PM

    Instead of denying, allow an international independent investigation.
    I am very very happy about this screening. We have been waiting for a long time for this chance.

    mahadanamutho sl Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:53 PM

    Have SL recovered the money spent on SAARC SUMMIT in SL?? i think electricity tariff hike is to buy 40 rolls royce cars in the name of CHOGM SUMMIT??

    Chamini Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:53 AM

    Mr Lion...majority of the Tamil do not want Eelam..did you get that? They only want justice for the crime committed against them? We all know that LTTE also committed crime..that's not the question here..Why the elected system failed to protect the innocent? Did you get this ? don't write comments to irritate the people.

    IOSirisena Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:22 AM

    I was also very happy to see Tintin screened last year in liberty cinema I think we all like fantasy movies.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:27 AM

    Hat off sir, U did a great job.

    Pro Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:28 PM

    counter attack is no longer work Bro! without proof

    Ranga Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:38 AM

    When are we going to realise that CHOGM will go out of Sri Lanka way when the nation ditch it at the last minute saying no improvement in HR that was expected between now and the November.

    Jeewa Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:42 PM

    Hon Sir Amza,

    Hats off for you and our votes for you if you contesting next Presidential election.

    kumar Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:40 PM

    Well explained what? typical denial !

    RamUK Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:08 PM

    what absolute idiot made him self a clown....in front of the gathering..

    Ranil Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:15 AM

    When are they screening RAMBO and other films?

    Edirisinghe Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:48 AM

    Diaspora is hellbent on avenging the defeat of the LTTE. They are also upset with the CHOGM coming Sri Lanka's way.

    Critic Roshan Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:49 AM

    A good report by Mr.Amza. We are with you.

    kumar Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:38 AM

    I think translations of both C4 and Mr.Amza are not accurate.

    Ranjan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:51 AM

    AI, HRW and ICG were behind the UNHRC tarnishing campaign against Lanka. Now they are provoking other nations against Sri Lanka. Where were they when LTTE massacred hundreds of innocent people?

    Podi Lamaya Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55 AM

    Every now and then the LTTE rump is exorcising the innocent casualties of war with the help of enemies of Sri Lanka. Their aim is to prevent the participation of the Indian PM.

    Prasadan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:56 AM

    Ela ela
    Our salute to you sir

    lionheart Thursday, 16 May 2013 02:02 AM

    You can wait till your hairs turn grey. But you will not get EELAM in Sri Lanka...Do you get the point?

    Podi Lamaya Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:02 AM

    No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Iraq and Afghanistan. When will they screen those movies for the West?

    Cecil Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:03 AM

    Those people who cannot digest the Commonwealth Meeting in November in Colombo are doing this.

    Sakeran Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:13 AM

    There is no way LTTE can justify the killing of innocents and beerding the suicide bomb culture that took our North and East over 80 years backwards

    ameer Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:30 PM

    Speak the truth
    Allah is watching you on all corner

    Nims Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:13 AM

    Pro LTTE Tamils and the politicians are the biggest enemies of Tamils. US and the West will support any idiot who will creat a conflicit in Asia purely to sell their weapons. Every problem on earth whether in the past or presnt US and its allies are involved. Since the problems began in Middle East their economy is improving. Unfortunately our idiots do not understand this.

    Abdul Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:19 AM

    well explained.

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:42 PM

    Why don't you try answering the "clown's" questions first.... if you can?

    Arul Thursday, 16 May 2013 02:57 AM

    He knows that. He is doing it save his post, otherwise, he will be recalled.

    Saskia Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:47 PM

    Well said. Denying is a typical SL style.
    Thank you EU for allowing this screening at EU parliament.


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