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* Sri Lanka opposition holds media responsible for leaking alleged war crime footage and images
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 11:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) MP and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kiriella said the media teams who covered the final phase of war should be held responsible for leaked images and video footage with regard to the alleged war crimes.

Kiriella further said that it was an "erroneous" belief that soldiers of the Sri Lankan Army leaked such images and video footage to international media.

Speaking to Asian Mirror website, Kiriella said, that the soldiers did not have access or connections for such a huge 'operation'.

He accused that the alleged war crimes images and video footage had been leaked by some journalists who covered the final stages of war with the blessing of the authorities.

He accused that some Sri Lankan electronic media journalists allegedly sold images and video footage to international media at exorbitant process. "This is now an open secret," he added.

Kiriella blamed the Army for selecting a few 'favorites' from state as well as private media to cover the war and said now the strategy has "boomeranged" on the government.

The former Deputy Foreign Minister emphasized that that the only way-out for the government from the present crisis was to hold a credible domestic inquiry.

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