While rejecting the contents of the video aired on the British Channel 4 news channel, Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said they have received information that a fake video had been created by Channel 4 news after obtaining money from pro-LTTE elements.
“Once again some pro-LTTE elements have used the Channel4 news agency after giving money to them (channel4) in order to tarnish the image of both the Sri Lankan government as well as the Army,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.
He also said that during the war, the army was always committed to save the lives of innocent civilians and never harmed their lives.
According to Mr. Rajapaksa, the lives of civilians as well as the families of the LTTE leaders, such as widows of LTTE Sea Tiger Leader Soosai and the LTTE Political Chief Thamilchelvan, who were stranded due to the war, were protected by the armed forces during and after the war.
“As an examples, the army is still giving protection to the families of Soosai and Thamilchelvan, who were top level LTTE leaders and also carefully protected the mother and father of slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran, until their death” Mr. Rajapaksa said.
Mr. Rajapaksa also added that the army always behaved professionally giving utmost priority to safeguard the lives of innocent civilians and the allegation against the army is clearly to tarnish the image of it internationally.
Very often what is right is determined by the mindset of ppl. For blood thirsty groups such as the LTTE and the tamil diaspora, killing is the right thing. That is why the rest of the world call them terrorists. But you never call the US govt terrorists. You always call the Al Queda terrorists though. Whoever known as terrorists will be defeated one day. SL govt faced lot lot more pressure during the last days than now but nothing stopped it. It will be like this forever.
karolis Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:44 PM
Until the 80s tamil politicians tried
AMT Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:44 PM
Utter any thing without shame because there are some packs to believe you in Sri Lanka
karolis Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:53 PM
Until the 80s tamil political terrorists tried...It failed... then LTTE terrorists tried with whatever weapon they could get for 30 years...It still failed...Now it is time for the tamil diaspora terrorists to show how they can fail.
Jaliya Devendra Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:08 PM
Col G.R. High light the fact that this crap was released at a time the British Immigration was to deport failed asylum seekers. PLEASE HIGH LIGHT THIS SIR.
dumini Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:10 PM
Had you gotten any commission in channel 4 ?
Banda Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:10 PM
The west and the bloody tigers should realize they can't breakup srilanka. There are 20 million people to fight a war again if anyone wants This is all done for cheap votes in the west from the Tamil diaspora and for profits by the Ltte. It was a war there were casualties. Let us get on with life.!
Banda Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:11 PM
Drop dead the terrorist sympathizers
chris abey Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:32 PM
Its not a case of terrorist sympathisers it is a case of doing the right thing.Very often those who are advocating doing the right thing are termed as traitors,terrorists .
citizen1 Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:51 PM
citizen1 Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:57 PM
i am in a world of my own.
Lionel Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:11 PM
Gota is dreaming that the world will believe all stories of the accused. Repeated lying is not going to help.
Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:06 PM
If, and a big IF, the cardboard heros did not claim full credit for war victory against the Tigers, they could have easily palmed off the blame for human rights violations squarely on General Fonseka and also claim that's why they put him in jail. Now that the false heros have taken credit for everything that happened during the war, they should as real men take some blame too, rather than come up with ..stories.
S.Sriranjan Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:13 PM
Hiding the Truth may reveal so may expose so many so called lied informations????
AMT Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:41 PM
Because I am living in fools paradise?
priyantha Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:49 PM
WHAT IS KP COMMENT ABOUT THIS VIDEO ? WHY HE IS SILANCE? WHERE IS KP MONEY MY DEAR?
Aiyoo Sri Lanka Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:53 PM
What a pathetic comment!
Brenan Friday, 17 June 2011 02:09 AM
oh it was way more than that lol
Brenan Friday, 17 June 2011 02:12 AM
Like what ? killing you? yeah that will be really useful if we could kill Diaspora true true
Brenan Friday, 17 June 2011 02:19 AM
Well said...and AIYOO SRI LANKA, what the hell a wrong with you...?
Rohan Friday, 17 June 2011 02:43 AM
You can fool the local people - they'll believe you but not the international community. You'll receive your judement when your time comes.
Sumith Friday, 17 June 2011 03:02 AM
come on man....pls come up with strong response rather than coming up with funny responses.
MH-NZ Friday, 17 June 2011 03:00 AM
Well said Gota its a clear indication that looking after ex Ltte high commanders families have fallen on SL govt and tax payers have to pay for this.Its better you highlight these to those west countries who does not know a damn whats happenning in SL and what we went through due to terror.We are a peace rich country now.
sara Friday, 17 June 2011 12:26 PM
When UK kill actual civilians they say SORRY,,!!! The word sorry is reserved for UK/USA/EU
TRUE Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:36 PM
when you say sory? not yet,
Wara Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:39 AM
You all counting... I can't remember for how many times !!!!
Guru Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:02 AM
Bribery is a very common thing in SL and specially Rajapaksa family and not in Channel4.
Bumba Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:08 AM
yes, the bribe, 10%!!
Thambi Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:09 AM
Well make this information public and sink the C4 crusade once and for all.
MangoFriends Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:15 AM
So did KP give the money to Channel 4 as a bribe ... ohhh i though he is under your protection... my my naught y KP, go to your naughty corner ... now how did KP manage to do this ???
AASHRAFF NAZIM Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:23 AM
We all have to get together irrespective party politics in order to show the international community that no war crime has taken place by our forces even or after during the war.
ASHRAFF NAZIM DUBAI
atoG Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:23 AM
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bugsy Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:20 AM
Start of an end
Arjun Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:27 AM
Channel 4 Jouranlists were chopped out of SrI Lanka, and there trying to take vengance by producing false propaganda movies to support LTTE.If LTTE has money to buy MPs in Britian I am sure they have facilitated CH4.Even in the video there no evidence is depicted as to the killing of civilians. Hope CH4 make documentaries about NATO (BRITISH ARMY) attacking innocent civilians in LIBYA.
the guy in exile Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:35 AM
YOU CAN PRODUCE KP/PILLIYAN/KARUNA AMMAN FOR WAR CRIMES ON BEHALF OF THE LTTE AND MAY BE YOU CAN STAND FOR THE GOVERMENT--
Diaspora Tamil Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:41 AM
Good luck to you mate. My advice: do sometthing else useful and profitable.
malkanthi Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:37 AM
If Ranil and the JVP says this, then it is worth trying.
Wara Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:37 AM
How do you know about CH4 ? I think you too have contribute for the bribe.
the guy in exile Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:03 AM
yes-sir-whatever you say -we belive you- all others in the world are liers- you are bodhi saththiya- lol
Wara Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:41 AM
Yes, this is a result of not respect UK orders at the end phase of the war. They are like cannibals. Thats all.
ransam Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:51 AM
You and your UK, US, EU masters could not bribe Rajapaksha family to save Prabakaran or to save LTTE. Now you people are bribing Channel 4 and some puppets to get revenge.
Ajith Ekanayake Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:00 AM
Yes, It has to be the case. Channel 4 is not doing this for general human rights of people. If they, why not producing documentaries for civilians killed in Afganistan, Iraq and Lybia??? Everytime NATO gets away with an apology.. no war crimes !! Channel 4 is targeting Sri Lankan goverment and they have contracted and funded. They release new stuff whenever something special happens in Sri Lanka. This time, they targeted the Ferry Service between India & Sri Lanka. It was a historical event. Bloody UK PM is asking us to allow an international investigation while his NATO troops killing people in Afganistan and Lybia..
samosa Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:58 AM
That's how you think
channa Thursday, 16 June 2011 07:28 AM
thats the truth
Modaya Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:29 AM
The biggest bribery happened between C4 and terrorist supporters? Did you not know that. We are in UK and we can see what goes on. When they line the pockets of C4, they will do anything. That''s the way it works in UK. The tamils illegal immigrants managed to save 4 out of 40 after the programme. So GURU wait for the next episode when there is another lot of illegal immigrants to sent back!!! Get your money ready!!!
Siva Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:28 AM
Accept the international inquiry and bring out the truth. Why the government of Sri Lanka reluctant to face the international inquiry.
Siva Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:37 AM
Why you put the commander-in -chief of unprofessional army Mr.Sarath Fonseka in prison
Jabos Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:40 AM
Ane yes !! i am sad that our government could not give them a better bribe to telecast stuff that are favourable for our government, afterall, our commissions are usually 100% Noh ??
GotaPakse Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:07 AM
My head is buried in the sand
Naz Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:15 PM
Well Well Mr Minister TRUTH IS BITTER TO SWALLOW Isn't it????
simple mind Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:39 PM
Pot calling the kettle black
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