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* Documentary on Sri Lanka aired on NBC network in US
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 01:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: A public relations firm in the United States contracted by the Sri Lankan government has aired a 30-minute documentary on Sri Lanka on the prime network TV.

The 28 minute documentary titled "Sri Lanka Reconciling & Rebuilding" produced by the Thompson Advisory Group (TAG) has been aired on the NBC network, the Daily FT reported.

The paid program narrated by the former CNN correspondent and global PR consultant Gene Randall was aired on last Sunday (February 02) on the NBC network following the "Meet the Press" program, according to the Daily FT report.

The same documentary was reportedly presented at the US Capitol last week before a group of Congressmen and officials specially invited by TAG to meet a Sri Lankan delegation headed by Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.

Sri Lanka's Central Bank hired the Washington-based Thompson Advisory Group last year at a cost of US$ 66,600 per month to promote a political environment in the US that is more conducive to enhancing Sri Lanka's long term political and economic aspirations and to implement a relationship building program between the Sri Lankan and US governments.

The airing of the documentary and lobbying of influential US lawmakers are aimed at counteracting a third US resolution the State Department will table at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva next month.

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