The international community seems to be unaware that it was being deceived by a well thought out strategy of LTTE rump groups, the Military said today.
Military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the latest video by London based Channel-4 television station showed that the propaganda machinery of LTTE Rump groups had a dominating influence at the UNHRC.
“This has been the case ever since the end of the Humanitarian Operations in Sri Lanka,” Brigadier Wanigasooriya said.
He said some of the recently released photos said to be of Prabhakaran'sson have been in the public domain for anyone to see.
“If at all these photographsshould have been put out at once. The fact is that those with vested interests do not want to do so or hand them over to law enforcement agencies with the relevant evidence (that they claim as being beyond any reasonable doubt) for investigations. This shows that their objective is to keep the tempo going before each UNHRC session,” Brigadier Wanigasooriya said.
He said this was part of a major campaign against Sri Lanka by all interest groups.
“It is very clear that publishing photographs of alleged violations in Sri Lanka at the most opportune time -- well timed and spaced, is a good marketing strategy and the LTTE Rump do not want to lose that leverage,” he said.