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Sri Lanka attempts to censor C4's 'Killing Fields', again

Sri Lankan officials attempted to prevent the broadcasting of the Channel 4 documentary, 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields' on Norweigan TV channel NRK2 on Tuesday.

The documentary, containing first-hand video footage of war crimes, has already been broadcast worldwide on several mainstream news outlets.

However, Sri Lankan officials remain intent on preventing any further broadcasts.

NRK2 reportedly 'ignored calls from the Sri Lankan Embassy to cancel transmitting a contentious programme."

In a last ditch attempt embassy officials released the following statement,

“We urge NRK 2 not to air the UK Channel 4 program and give coverage to content which is unsubstantiated and without any guarantee of authenticity.”

“At a time when a great deal of efforts are underway for reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction in Sri Lanka, this type of sinister and unsubstantiated visual material could inflame the passions of those elements concerned only about carving out a mono-ethnic enclave against the wishes of Sri Lankan nationals treading on democratic pluralistic ideals.”


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