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* Sri Lanka against airing unauthenticated video at UN session
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 11:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Geneva: Sri Lanka has strongly stated its objection to screening an unauthenticated video on alleged humanitarian law violations during the final phase of its protracted civil war with the Tamil Tiger terrorists on the sidelines of the United nations Human Rights Council sessions commenced today in Geneva.

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has expressed his country's opposition to airing the documentary made by the Britain's Channel 4, titled "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka," on the sidelines of the UN session.

He has told the UNHRC President in a letter that airing of the "discredited, uncorroborated and unsubstantiated" video could be a violation of UN charter, according to an AP report.

The documentary described by the producers as "carefully evidenced and powerfully measured" film was screened in India on Friday (22) provoking severe anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in that country, especially in Tamil-dominated Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka has strongly rejected the video as "concocted lies, half-truths and speculations" to embarrass the country at the UNHRC session.



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