Click image below to launch Channel 4's acclaimed documentary, 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields' (available via youtube)
Time Out: "Tonight's gruelling film, anchored by Jon Snow, displays C4 journalism at its bold, devastating best, positing exceptionally convincing - and often necessary graphic - evidence of war crimes on both sides as the Sri Lankan govt crushed the remainder of the Tamil resistance."
Radio Times: "The reportage is forensic, but also about as horrific as TV can get. It's painful to watch but it raises serious questions about the Sri Lankan's government's version of events and about the consequences if the UN fails to pursue the evidence."
The Guardian: “If you're the Sri Lankan government, then you probably want ‘Sri Lanka's Killing Fields’ to go away. .... Channel 4 also looked as if it rather wanted this film to go away as it buried it in a late-night slot, long after most people have gone to bed. The stated reason for this was that some of the scenes were so graphic and distressing they might upset viewers. But this was precisely the reason it should have been given primetime billing.”
The leader of the Tamil National Alliance has officially been appointed as Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka’s parliament.
TNA leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan is the first Tamil to hold the post since 1983,
Paramilitary leader Karuna claimed that Indian troops were present and assisting government forces in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the armed conflict, which saw tens of thousands of Tamil civilians killed.
Tamil women in Sri Lanka continue to face the risk of rape and harassment by Sri Lankan security forces and have been negatively impacted by a surge of violence against women in the North, according to a report released last week.
Vaiko, the general secretary of the Tamil Nadu political party, the MDMK on Tuesday urged the United States to reconsider its decision support the Sri Lankan government undertaking a domestic probe into mass atrocities against the Tamil people in 2009,