Shocking video from Sri Lankan camp for displaced civilians

I just watched a shocking video from Channel 4 News, a British television company, taken inside one of the camps set up by the Sri Lankan government for civilians fleeing from the war zone.  The Sri Lankan government has in recent months reconquered much of the territory formerly held by the opposition Tamil Tigers, who have been seeking an independent state for the country’s Tamil minority in the north and east of the island.  As the Tigers have lost territory, they have forced thousands of Tamil civilians to move with them.  At this point, an estimated 50,000 civilians are still being held as human shields by the Tigers in a small coastal strip in northeastern Sri Lanka, surrounded by the Sri Lankan army on three sides.

Over 150,000 Tamil civilians have managed to flee the war zone this year.  They have been placed by the Sri Lankan government in camps which they are restricted from leaving.  Access to the camps by journalists and aid agencies is limited by the government.

The Channel 4 News video includes shocking claims of shortages of food and water, dead bodies left for days and even sexual abuse.  The Sri Lankan government has dismissed the claims in the video as Tiger propaganda.  AI cannot confirm whether the claims in the video are accurate or not.  We are asking that the Sri Lankan government allow independent observers, including journalists and aid agencies, full and prompt access to all of the camps.

Watch the video here:

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235 thoughts on “Shocking video from Sri Lankan camp for displaced civilians

  1. srilanka is implementing mahavamsa ( bible of theravada bhusit in Srilanka) ideology of eliminate tamils.

    Per Srilankan government publication The great chronicles of Srilanka chapter 22 para 14, http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/,

    Sinhala queen Viharamahadevi had … urge to drink the water used to wash a sword that had cleaved the head of a warrior of (TAMIL king) Elara , whilst standing on that same head.

    Sword on the Srilankan Flag originates from this horrible history.
    Does the Srilankan flag glorifying hatred against Tamils?
    Does the Srilankan State glorifying Racisim against Tamils?
    IS IT THE ORIGIN OF SRILANKAN WAR?
    What the civilised countries and its leaders can do and should do?

  2. srilanka is implementing mahavamsa ( bible of theravada bhusit in Srilanka) ideology of eliminate tamils.

    Per Srilankan government publication The great chronicles of Srilanka chapter 22 para 14, http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/,

    Sinhala queen Viharamahadevi had … urge to drink the water used to wash a sword that had cleaved the head of a warrior of (TAMIL king) Elara , whilst standing on that same head.

    Sword on the Srilankan Flag originates from this horrible history.
    Does the Srilankan flag glorifying hatred against Tamils?
    Does the Srilankan State glorifying Racisim against Tamils?
    IS IT THE ORIGIN OF SRILANKAN WAR?
    What the civilised countries and its leaders can do and should do?

  3. srilanka is implementing mahavamsa ( bible of theravada bhusit in Srilanka) ideology of eliminate tamils.

    Per Srilankan government publication The great chronicles of Srilanka chapter 22 para 14, http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/,

    Sinhala queen Viharamahadevi had … urge to drink the water used to wash a sword that had cleaved the head of a warrior of (TAMIL king) Elara , whilst standing on that same head.

    Sword on the Srilankan Flag originates from this horrible history.
    Does the Srilankan flag glorifying hatred against Tamils?
    Does the Srilankan State glorifying Racisim against Tamils?
    IS IT THE ORIGIN OF SRILANKAN WAR?
    What the civilised countries and its leaders can do and should do?

  4. srilanka is implementing mahavamsa ( bible of theravada bhusit in Srilanka) ideology of eliminate tamils.

    Per Srilankan government publication The great chronicles of Srilanka chapter 22 para 14, http://lakdiva.org/mahavamsa/,

    Sinhala queen Viharamahadevi had … urge to drink the water used to wash a sword that had cleaved the head of a warrior of (TAMIL king) Elara , whilst standing on that same head.

    Sword on the Srilankan Flag originates from this horrible history.
    Does the Srilankan flag glorifying hatred against Tamils?
    Does the Srilankan State glorifying Racisim against Tamils?
    IS IT THE ORIGIN OF SRILANKAN WAR?
    What the civilised countries and its leaders can do and should do?

  5. The International committee of Red Cross works on "human rights in times of war" and is therefore also active in Sri Lanka (internal conflict is also embedded into the additional protocolls of the Geneva conventions and Customary law).

    Made my move on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (8th of May). Make yours. http://ourworld-yourmove.org.

  6. The International committee of Red Cross works on "human rights in times of war" and is therefore also active in Sri Lanka (internal conflict is also embedded into the additional protocolls of the Geneva conventions and Customary law).

    Made my move on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (8th of May). Make yours. http://ourworld-yourmove.org.

  7. The International committee of Red Cross works on "human rights in times of war" and is therefore also active in Sri Lanka (internal conflict is also embedded into the additional protocolls of the Geneva conventions and Customary law).

    Made my move on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (8th of May). Make yours. http://ourworld-yourmove.org.

  8. The International committee of Red Cross works on “human rights in times of war” and is therefore also active in Sri Lanka (internal conflict is also embedded into the additional protocolls of the Geneva conventions and Customary law).

    Made my move on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (8th of May). Make yours. http://ourworld-yourmove.org.

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  10. Thank You to Channel 4 news and Amnesty and International.

    Please do more. We need your help to save 1000's of lives. Especially the lives of innocent children. We need to stop the incredible suffering (Torture, Rape, Starvation, extreme injuries) inflicted on the Tamil people by SL Army.

    website: >>>

    sites.google.com/site/helpsavetamils

  11. the Tamil people ARE SUFFERING!!!!

    - Tamils are living in fear in Sri Lanka. They have a miserable life.

    - Tamils are afraid of the Sri Lankan Police & Army.

    - Tamils are living in fear of Sinhala Thugs, Criminals: ex-Sinhala Army Soldiers who deserted SL Army, Drug Dealers and other criminals.

    - Tamils are living in fear of Kidnappers. Most are kidnapped at random by Sri Lankan Intelligency Agency (Secret Police) and tortured for information on LTTE.
    - many innocent Tamils languish in Prisons today
    - many innocent Tamils have been brutally TORTURED?

    - many Tamil girls have been RAPED by the Sinhala SL Army. (Yes, the same army, more than a 100 of them, who got caught red-handed in Haiti on their UN mission)

  12. Thank You to Channel 4 news and Amnesty and International.

    Please do more. We need your help to save 1000′s of lives. Especially the lives of innocent children. We need to stop the incredible suffering (Torture, Rape, Starvation, extreme injuries) inflicted on the Tamil people by SL Army.

    website: >>>

    sites.google.com/site/helpsavetamils

  13. the Tamil people ARE SUFFERING!!!!

    - Tamils are living in fear in Sri Lanka. They have a miserable life.

    - Tamils are afraid of the Sri Lankan Police & Army.

    - Tamils are living in fear of Sinhala Thugs, Criminals: ex-Sinhala Army Soldiers who deserted SL Army, Drug Dealers and other criminals.

    - Tamils are living in fear of Kidnappers. Most are kidnapped at random by Sri Lankan Intelligency Agency (Secret Police) and tortured for information on LTTE.
    - many innocent Tamils languish in Prisons today
    - many innocent Tamils have been brutally TORTURED?

    - many Tamil girls have been RAPED by the Sinhala SL Army. (Yes, the same army, more than a 100 of them, who got caught red-handed in Haiti on their UN mission)

  14. The video is shocking. In the recent past, we have seen media networks interviewing people without revealing their identities. In this video, they are talking to people in a place, which cannot be inside the internment camp they describe. It looks like a studio creation. Since the security around the camps are so tight in order to prevent the terrorists who have mingled among the civilians escaping, it is very unlikely that this video is made within one of the camps. This looks like the work of a terrorist outfit rather than a civilian outfit. The way the interviewer speak to the ambassador raising a question at the end of the second video the Chanel 4 posted on the same day also raises doubts.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

    Worlds hearts are with the victims of this war. But when reporting, the media should not create news. This news item goes in line with the propaganda war launched by the terrorist outfit. We won't the truth, not the made up stories.

    The real stories will come out in future, and then Chanel 4 will have its field day !!!

  15. The video is shocking. In the recent past, we have seen media networks interviewing people without revealing their identities. In this video, they are talking to people in a place, which cannot be inside the internment camp they describe. It looks like a studio creation. Since the security around the camps are so tight in order to prevent the terrorists who have mingled among the civilians escaping, it is very unlikely that this video is made within one of the camps. This looks like the work of a terrorist outfit rather than a civilian outfit. The way the interviewer speak to the ambassador raising a question at the end of the second video the Chanel 4 posted on the same day also raises doubts.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

    Worlds hearts are with the victims of this war. But when reporting, the media should not create news. This news item goes in line with the propaganda war launched by the terrorist outfit. We won't the truth, not the made up stories.

    The real stories will come out in future, and then Chanel 4 will have its field day !!!

  16. The video is shocking. In the recent past, we have seen media networks interviewing people without revealing their identities. In this video, they are talking to people in a place, which cannot be inside the internment camp they describe. It looks like a studio creation. Since the security around the camps are so tight in order to prevent the terrorists who have mingled among the civilians escaping, it is very unlikely that this video is made within one of the camps. This looks like the work of a terrorist outfit rather than a civilian outfit. The way the interviewer speak to the ambassador raising a question at the end of the second video the Chanel 4 posted on the same day also raises doubts.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

    Worlds hearts are with the victims of this war. But when reporting, the media should not create news. This news item goes in line with the propaganda war launched by the terrorist outfit. We won't the truth, not the made up stories.

    The real stories will come out in future, and then Chanel 4 will have its field day !!!

  17. The video is shocking. In the recent past, we have seen media networks interviewing people without revealing their identities. In this video, they are talking to people in a place, which cannot be inside the internment camp they describe. It looks like a studio creation. Since the security around the camps are so tight in order to prevent the terrorists who have mingled among the civilians escaping, it is very unlikely that this video is made within one of the camps. This looks like the work of a terrorist outfit rather than a civilian outfit. The way the interviewer speak to the ambassador raising a question at the end of the second video the Chanel 4 posted on the same day also raises doubts.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/international_politics/grim+scenes+at+sri+lankan+camps+/3126257

    Worlds hearts are with the victims of this war. But when reporting, the media should not create news. This news item goes in line with the propaganda war launched by the terrorist outfit. We won’t the truth, not the made up stories.

    The real stories will come out in future, and then Chanel 4 will have its field day !!!

  18. Reply to observer:
    Why is it so hard that when a non-biased news agency goes into the "camps" that it is so hard for you to believe that they are treating people horribly.The Tamil community has been repeating the fact that our families are dying in Sri Lanka at the hands of the government.I can believe that Channel 4 news has gone into these concentration camps. When I was in Sri Lanka we had to go through the army check points.Since it took a long time to pass through the check points, we gave the singalese army cigarettes and money as bribe so that we could go through the checkpoints faster.If this is the security that is guarding these concentration camps,imagine how they must be.

  19. Reply to observer:
    Why is it so hard that when a non-biased news agency goes into the “camps” that it is so hard for you to believe that they are treating people horribly.The Tamil community has been repeating the fact that our families are dying in Sri Lanka at the hands of the government.I can believe that Channel 4 news has gone into these concentration camps. When I was in Sri Lanka we had to go through the army check points.Since it took a long time to pass through the check points, we gave the singalese army cigarettes and money as bribe so that we could go through the checkpoints faster.If this is the security that is guarding these concentration camps,imagine how they must be.

  20. BREAKING AND HEARTBREAKING NEWS FOR HUMANS.

    SRILANKAN MILITARY AND INDIAN TROOPS IN SRILANKAN ARMY DRESSES MASSACRED MORE THAN 3000 TAMILS AND INJURED MORE THAN 5000 TAMIL CIVILIANS WHILE THEY WERE IN BUNKERS AND MAKESHIFT TENTS AND ALSO SRILANKAN MILITART BOMBED HOSPITALS AGAIN TO KILL THE INJURED 5000 INJURED CIVILIANS ALSO. THANKS TO UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR COLLUDING WITH SRILANKA DESPITE TAMILS WARNED ABOUT THE NAZI SRILANKA.

    HOW MANY MORE 1000 OF TAMILS MUST BE KILLED TO WAKE THE UN UP TO SAVE THE REMAINING DESPARATE TAMIL CIVILIANS IN THE BLOODY ISLAND.
    SRILANKA FOR SINHALESE SLOGANS BY SINHELLA RACISTS SIMILAR TO GERMANY FOR GERMANS BY NAZIS

    1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues
    [TamilNet, Sunday, 10 May 2009, 11:26 GMT]
    Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  21. Srilankan Policy for Tamils,- Either die by SHELLS and CHEMICAL WEAPONS in the so called SAFE _SLUGHTER-ZONE or being TORTURED and BUTCHERED and RAPED(if women)in CONCENTRATION CAMPS funded by the UK, USA and UN.
    The so called International community and UN responsible for the ongoing SRILANKAN GENOCIDE OF Tamils in ALL OVER THE ISLAND not JUST in the WAR ZONE or so called SAF SLAUGHTER ZONE.

  22. BREAKING AND HEARTBREAKING NEWS FOR HUMANS.

    SRILANKAN MILITARY AND INDIAN TROOPS IN SRILANKAN ARMY DRESSES MASSACRED MORE THAN 3000 TAMILS AND INJURED MORE THAN 5000 TAMIL CIVILIANS WHILE THEY WERE IN BUNKERS AND MAKESHIFT TENTS AND ALSO SRILANKAN MILITART BOMBED HOSPITALS AGAIN TO KILL THE INJURED 5000 INJURED CIVILIANS ALSO. THANKS TO UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR COLLUDING WITH SRILANKA DESPITE TAMILS WARNED ABOUT THE NAZI SRILANKA.

    HOW MANY MORE 1000 OF TAMILS MUST BE KILLED TO WAKE THE UN UP TO SAVE THE REMAINING DESPARATE TAMIL CIVILIANS IN THE BLOODY ISLAND.
    SRILANKA FOR SINHALESE SLOGANS BY SINHELLA RACISTS SIMILAR TO GERMANY FOR GERMANS BY NAZIS

    1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues
    [TamilNet, Sunday, 10 May 2009, 11:26 GMT]
    Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  23. BREAKING AND HEARTBREAKING NEWS FOR HUMANS.

    SRILANKAN MILITARY AND INDIAN TROOPS IN SRILANKAN ARMY DRESSES MASSACRED MORE THAN 3000 TAMILS AND INJURED MORE THAN 5000 TAMIL CIVILIANS WHILE THEY WERE IN BUNKERS AND MAKESHIFT TENTS AND ALSO SRILANKAN MILITART BOMBED HOSPITALS AGAIN TO KILL THE INJURED 5000 INJURED CIVILIANS ALSO. THANKS TO UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR COLLUDING WITH SRILANKA DESPITE TAMILS WARNED ABOUT THE NAZI SRILANKA.

    HOW MANY MORE 1000 OF TAMILS MUST BE KILLED TO WAKE THE UN UP TO SAVE THE REMAINING DESPARATE TAMIL CIVILIANS IN THE BLOODY ISLAND.
    SRILANKA FOR SINHALESE SLOGANS BY SINHELLA RACISTS SIMILAR TO GERMANY FOR GERMANS BY NAZIS

    1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues
    [TamilNet, Sunday, 10 May 2009, 11:26 GMT]
    Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  24. Response to Srilankan Propagnda person OBSERVER,
    Until Srilanka allows FREE MEDIA, Any sane person will give the BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT any news coming from the Srilanka.
    If Srilanka have nothing to hide, Srilanka would not have to worry about and just ESCORT all the FOREIGN MEDIA to see the HAPPINESS AND LIBERATION OF THE TAMILS LIBERATED to justify the WAR AGAINST so called LTTE terrorists.
    Can Srilanka allow??????

  25. Srilanka not only allows free media inot CONCENTRATION CAMPS but also any Tamil areas, JUST today, Srilanka abducted CHANNLE4 JOURNALISTS from the so called LIBERATED EAST ti deport them after STEALING all CHANNEL 4 Videos and Pics because Srilanka have LOTS of MASSACRES, MASS GRAVES and ATROCITIES to hide from the WORLD. Because Srilanka is an island, SRILANKA can be able to CLOSE all NEWS filterng from the SUFFERING TAMIL areas under Srilankan NAZI MILITARY barbarism

  26. We are just making reports reports and reports every day,but what we are doing to stop this killings by srilankan Gov.For a example If LTTE start to kills Sinhala people is this world gonna keep this silence????
    Am sure whole world will go to srilanka to destroy the LTTE wont they?
    I dont understand why we have Human rights law…
    TAMILS ARE HUMAN.
    WE NEED PEACE

  27. kumar!! You are a real man. This Channel4 is supporting LTTE. Not for Tamils. We should bless Sri Lankan army so they can rescue Tamil civilians soon…God bless you for world largest humen rescue mission by Sri Lankan army…I am sure Same thing happen to Prabhakaran like Saddam Hussein.
    http://www.defence.lk/hm/hm.asp

    Below pictures shows how LTTE leader used to stay.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090505_13

  28. The only time these LTTE Terrorist supporting Tamil diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country.

    LTTE atrocities : Organised by UNESCO http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/14044

    Zoo Attack by LTTE killing both Civilians and animals (destroy Economy) http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Bomb_20080203_Dehiwel

    The the Channel 4 report is disputed by http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk to see full articel http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/120

  29. Scots MP tells of president’s anger at meeting in Sri Lanka
    Tamil refugee camp horror stories ‘wrong’
    By David Perry

    Published: 08/05/2009

    Horror stories in Britain about conditions in Sri Lanka camps housing hundreds of thousands of Tamil refugees are wrong, a north-east MP said last night

    Gordon Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce, chairman of the Commons overseas development committee, said there may be shortages but refugees he spoke to were happy to have escaped the fighting in the north of the island state.

    Back from a two-day flying visit, he said his delegation, led by ex-Scottish secretary Des Brown, was the first international group to have reached the war-torn area near Vavuniya, where 123,000 men, women and children are surviving in primitive conditions in government camps.

    The delegation faced an angry tirade from President Mahinda Rajapaksa when they arrived in the capital of Colombo asking questions about what had happened.

    The president was “aggressively defensive” about the campaign against the rebels, who have conducted a terrorist campaign for decades – including the earliest suicide bombers – in support of the fight for independence.

    “The president lost his temper with us and accused us of treating Ceylon like a colony,” said Mr Bruce. “He categorically denied the Sri Lanka army has bombarded civilians and said we had been killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and we should not be lecturing him.”

    The mood calmed after the MPs said they had no previous links with Sri Lanka and were not there to support the Tamil rebels but to see what help could be offered coping with the refugees.

    Mr Bruce said: “I hope we managed to persuade them they should be more open and allow the international community to do more to assist them, and that keeping aid groups out is allowing the rebels to misrepresent what is going on.”

    The group became the first to be allowed access to the camps, where they were able to talk to refugees.

    Mr Bruce said: “They were pleased to have reached safety but concerned at shortages of water, sanitation, food and medical supplies.

    “Many had been separated from other members of their families and were desperately anxious to find each other and be reunited.

    “Many of the people we spoke to said they had not been able to leave the conflict zone because the rebels warned them that if they attempted to escape they would be shot and sentries were posted to prevent escape.”

  30. This is a FALSE statement…All I can tell you is Mr.Nick Paton and your channel4 news channel is Supporting LTTE which is banned as a terrorist organization in many countries including UK..Should banned your channel as you are supporting terrorists..Sri lanka even invited to head of UN to come and visit IDP camps to see whats really going on. As a sri lanka we dont need anymore Europe Funds to develop as we have enough funds from Asian countries and we would like to remind you that we are not a colony of UK or anyother country to listen to them and do what ever they say..YDONT SUPPORT TERRORISTS BY PUBLISHING THIS KIND OF FALSE STATEMENTS…If this is a real news channel publish my comments…
    Thanks…

  31. I agree pulasthi……
    Yeah..Tamils are Humens….But LTTE is a terrorist organization.. WE SHOULD DESTROY LTTE not Tamils.. As I know Sri Lankan Army is helping tamil civilians to escape from LTTE controlled areas..HOPE SRI LANKAN ARMY WILL DESTROY LTTE SOON AND BRING PEACE TO TAMILS…BEST OF LUCK FOR SRI LANKAN ARMY…

  32. This is the greatest step taken by Channel 4. I appreciate the involvement of an unbiased news agency. Also international community should understand the reason for Srilankan government not allow the news agency and international aid agency to Srilanka.

    As per my understanding that if there is NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH there is no DEMOCRETIC. I still doubt whether Srilankan government is a democratic government or not.

    I am very sad regard to government attitude towards independent media.

    TRUTHS NEVER DIE AND LIES NEVER LIVE

  33. kumar!! You are a real man. This Channel4 is supporting LTTE. Not for Tamils. We should bless Sri Lankan army so they can rescue Tamil civilians soon…God bless you for world largest humen rescue mission by Sri Lankan army…I am sure Same thing happen to Prabhakaran like Saddam Hussein.
    http://www.defence.lk/hm/hm.asp

    Below pictures shows how LTTE leader used to stay.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090505_13

  34. kumar!! You are a real man. This Channel4 is supporting LTTE. Not for Tamils. We should bless Sri Lankan army so they can rescue Tamil civilians soon…God bless you for world largest humen rescue mission by Sri Lankan army…I am sure Same thing happen to Prabhakaran like Saddam Hussein.
    http://www.defence.lk/hm/hm.asp

    Below pictures shows how LTTE leader used to stay.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090505_13

  35. Hello Sri ..Dont be stupid..Have you ever visited Sri Lanka..go there and see whats really happening..These media such as channel4 is supporting LTTE not Tamils….go and see who is the real Tamil protectors……

  36. Good that channel4 was brave enough to enter into these army restricted area and get the truth. UN is as usual paralysed and watching like lame duck. It is rediculous to see the double standard of western world, recomonneding people must be moved out of the bombing area. Taking the same standard, how about bombing entrie Afganisthan to move the people out, so that they can easy attack the 'left-out' talibans? No wetsern leader yet asked what SL is going to offer the tamils? what rights? Had this happened in zimbabwe, Tibet etc, they would have cried, again for polical reasons. I think it is time the SL govt is declared a terrorist govt.

  37. The only time these LTTE Terrorist supporting Tamil diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country.

    LTTE atrocities : Organised by UNESCO http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/14044

    Zoo Attack by LTTE killing both Civilians and animals (destroy Economy) http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Bomb_20080203_Dehiwel

    The the Channel 4 report is disputed by http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk to see full articel http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/120

  38. The only time these LTTE Terrorist supporting Tamil diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country.

    LTTE atrocities : Organised by UNESCO http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/14044

    Zoo Attack by LTTE killing both Civilians and animals (destroy Economy) http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Bomb_20080203_Dehiwel

    The the Channel 4 report is disputed by http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk to see full articel http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/120

  39. These media organizations are getting money..thats why they are supporting LTTE by publishing this kind of False statements..any way truth will reveal soon…Wel done defence secratary in Sri Lanka..Dont let ppl like Nick paton to come to Sri Lanka and do all these funny things ..Tamils are know what is the truth..GO NICK PATON….You cannot enter to Sri lanka again……Mind your business……..

  40. Srilankan Policy for Tamils,- Either die by SHELLS and CHEMICAL WEAPONS in the so called SAFE _SLUGHTER-ZONE or being TORTURED and BUTCHERED and RAPED(if women)in CONCENTRATION CAMPS funded by the UK, USA and UN.
    The so called International community and UN responsible for the ongoing SRILANKAN GENOCIDE OF Tamils in ALL OVER THE ISLAND not JUST in the WAR ZONE or so called SAF SLAUGHTER ZONE.

  41. BREAKING AND HEARTBREAKING NEWS FOR HUMANS.

    SRILANKAN MILITARY AND INDIAN TROOPS IN SRILANKAN ARMY DRESSES MASSACRED MORE THAN 3000 TAMILS AND INJURED MORE THAN 5000 TAMIL CIVILIANS WHILE THEY WERE IN BUNKERS AND MAKESHIFT TENTS AND ALSO SRILANKAN MILITART BOMBED HOSPITALS AGAIN TO KILL THE INJURED 5000 INJURED CIVILIANS ALSO. THANKS TO UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR COLLUDING WITH SRILANKA DESPITE TAMILS WARNED ABOUT THE NAZI SRILANKA.

    HOW MANY MORE 1000 OF TAMILS MUST BE KILLED TO WAKE THE UN UP TO SAVE THE REMAINING DESPARATE TAMIL CIVILIANS IN THE BLOODY ISLAND.
    SRILANKA FOR SINHALESE SLOGANS BY SINHELLA RACISTS SIMILAR TO GERMANY FOR GERMANS BY NAZIS

    1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues
    [TamilNet, Sunday, 10 May 2009, 11:26 GMT]
    Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29318

  42. Response to Srilankan Propagnda person OBSERVER,
    Until Srilanka allows FREE MEDIA, Any sane person will give the BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT any news coming from the Srilanka.
    If Srilanka have nothing to hide, Srilanka would not have to worry about and just ESCORT all the FOREIGN MEDIA to see the HAPPINESS AND LIBERATION OF THE TAMILS LIBERATED to justify the WAR AGAINST so called LTTE terrorists.
    Can Srilanka allow??????

  43. Srilanka not only allows free media inot CONCENTRATION CAMPS but also any Tamil areas, JUST today, Srilanka abducted CHANNLE4 JOURNALISTS from the so called LIBERATED EAST ti deport them after STEALING all CHANNEL 4 Videos and Pics because Srilanka have LOTS of MASSACRES, MASS GRAVES and ATROCITIES to hide from the WORLD. Because Srilanka is an island, SRILANKA can be able to CLOSE all NEWS filterng from the SUFFERING TAMIL areas under Srilankan NAZI MILITARY barbarism

  44. see what happends, when you report the truth from Sri Lanka. we've been telling the western world all this year, and now you went to see it and you've seen. as a result of that you've been deported from the country.

    i'm a sri lankan and i am not proud of it at all.. i would rather say i don't have a country.

  45. Hello, Mr Amal, lucky that your living under a genuinely elected government, that's why your still in this country. when you deport Mr. Paton for no reason. why wouldn't they deport you?

    Now you see the different between a genuinely elected government and a government wanting to kill its own people and hide it!

  46. I went through both the clips and the descriptions too. When analysing all, I agree with some of the comments above saying that the interviews are taken not inside the camps. Also they claim that UN has ordered to replace the guards, but I never see any statement from UN website. I wonder the so called reporter took part when the interview was taken. But there are strong sugesstion from their reports, the aid worker (apprently a dirty LTTE agent) who smuggled the camera and took all the interviews (from dirty LTTE sleepers). I think before publishing these sllegations, they should think deeply what is the moral right and the correct of the news. Because of these kinds of acts, GOSL are putting restrictions to the NGOs & Intl media.
    The so called hidden camera culture is good for UK and EU clutures, but not for the asian and third world countries because they are being suffering the problems created by those countries and the human right business persons. I believe they got the lesson for their life now. Let the GOSL to settle the internal problem themselves which created by british. I hope you won't interfere it anymore.
    Also in the report it says there is a need of food,water, sanitary. Yes there may be, but you should know GOSL, UN, NGO and the people in srilanka is working desperately on that. Specially I saw the contribution form the people in the south for the IDPs (it reminds me the time we hit by tsunami). Try to live with the ground reality. When a mass exsodus came suddenly all the basic amnities are not there to cope immediately, it is taking time. But these idiots are makeing lots of news to grab money for them and dirty NGOs.They should know that they are supporting LTTE by publishing these unassesed reports without considering the reality and the ground situation. Until now I haven't seen most of the media which published these reports didn't even write any single letter to address the actions taken by the GOSL for the welfare of the IDPs. The news means for these media means bad news not good. It shows how bias and dirty are they.

  47. Wonder why Channel 4 could not do the same when LTTE was holding 150,000 people with out any food. The GOSL had to feed them including LTTE. Wonder where Channel 4 when LTTE chased more than 100,000 muslims from Jaffna, Did they talk about Child Solders ? One has to understand that GOSL do not want any LTTE members to get in to south & kill Innocent civilian’s. whole world knows that LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization. So every one wanted to see end to it. There will be lot of shortcoming & suffering to Tamil people but that is for their own benefit. In few month’s time they will enjoy the freedom what they had 30 years ago.

  48. We are just making reports reports and reports every day,but what we are doing to stop this killings by srilankan Gov.For a example If LTTE start to kills Sinhala people is this world gonna keep this silence????
    Am sure whole world will go to srilanka to destroy the LTTE wont they?
    I dont understand why we have Human rights law…
    TAMILS ARE HUMAN.
    WE NEED PEACE

  49. The camps have been visited by ICRC, UN envoys and officials and several foreign NGOs and dignitaries, including John Holmes. No such complaints have been made to them

  50. Sadly, most of these comments have very convieniently left-out the biggest in-human perpetrators of this whole thing – the LTTE. LTTE was able to cut-out pregnant mothers woumb, take-out the fetus & cook it in a pot & eat it when they attacked a muslim village in Ampara in 2004. All of these days until to-day, they are shooting their own people below the waist, targetting their knees so they cant run & escape from them. Cold-blooded hacking of defenceless, un-armed villages with machetes are the trademark of the LTTEs, just even happened a few weeks backs – not in the news of channel 4 or any other media. WHY is this biased in-justice?. The pro-LTTE diaspora are the extended family members of these racist terrorist group who are now cryin "wolf". They are getting certian UK politicians & media under their payroll to work for them. Sorry, but Prabahkaran is going-down & no one can stop it this time.

  51. Reply@ Sanjeeva,

    What do you know about the on going problem? Don’t be a book reader and stick with what you may think is correct. Do you why there are about 5 hundred Sri Lankan born Tamils live out side of Sri Lanka?
    Educate your self. There are many other readers agree with what the Sri Lankan government is doing right now.

    I am not proud of being born in Sri Lanka. Bombing Tamils will never win the conflict. I have read hundreds of comments from Sri Lankan and they are backing up the Sri Lankan government. I doubt that they actually racists or they are just like the above reader.

    I know, you know and all the International Community knows that there is Genocide. Moreover there is big advantage for the Sri Lankan government that there is no one taking any action so they can do what they want. However, I believe one day that all the killers will to be punished.

  52. Bonjour et bravo pour ce reportage.
    Merci beaucoup channel four pour votre investigation et avoir osé dire la vérité.
    cela fait 60 ans que ça dure ….
    Le peuple tamil est rejeté par les cinghalais. Ils veulent éliminer cette communauté.
    Le sri lanka n'est plus un paradis du tourisme mais un enfer.
    Merci encore

  53. To James…..Yes, I have been to Sri Lanka and inside the battle area very recently – have you?
    What is happening there is an outrage (by both the Tigers and government soldiers) and there will be a great feeling of guilt in the international community in that it stood by and did little when they should have done much. This is an R2P issue……….but who will go in and protect the civilians?

  54. Thank you AI. Pl keep your interest and highlighting the atrocities being committed by the brutal and barbaric government of Sri Lanka. Pl continue to publicise and help the poor victims of genocide in Sri Lanka.

  55. Scots MP tells of president’s anger at meeting in Sri Lanka
    Tamil refugee camp horror stories ‘wrong’
    By David Perry

    Published: 08/05/2009

    Horror stories in Britain about conditions in Sri Lanka camps housing hundreds of thousands of Tamil refugees are wrong, a north-east MP said last night

    Gordon Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce, chairman of the Commons overseas development committee, said there may be shortages but refugees he spoke to were happy to have escaped the fighting in the north of the island state.

    Back from a two-day flying visit, he said his delegation, led by ex-Scottish secretary Des Brown, was the first international group to have reached the war-torn area near Vavuniya, where 123,000 men, women and children are surviving in primitive conditions in government camps.

    The delegation faced an angry tirade from President Mahinda Rajapaksa when they arrived in the capital of Colombo asking questions about what had happened.

    The president was “aggressively defensive” about the campaign against the rebels, who have conducted a terrorist campaign for decades – including the earliest suicide bombers – in support of the fight for independence.

    “The president lost his temper with us and accused us of treating Ceylon like a colony,” said Mr Bruce. “He categorically denied the Sri Lanka army has bombarded civilians and said we had been killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and we should not be lecturing him.”

    The mood calmed after the MPs said they had no previous links with Sri Lanka and were not there to support the Tamil rebels but to see what help could be offered coping with the refugees.

    Mr Bruce said: “I hope we managed to persuade them they should be more open and allow the international community to do more to assist them, and that keeping aid groups out is allowing the rebels to misrepresent what is going on.”

    The group became the first to be allowed access to the camps, where they were able to talk to refugees.

    Mr Bruce said: “They were pleased to have reached safety but concerned at shortages of water, sanitation, food and medical supplies.

    “Many had been separated from other members of their families and were desperately anxious to find each other and be reunited.

    “Many of the people we spoke to said they had not been able to leave the conflict zone because the rebels warned them that if they attempted to escape they would be shot and sentries were posted to prevent escape.”

  56. This is a FALSE statement…All I can tell you is Mr.Nick Paton and your channel4 news channel is Supporting LTTE which is banned as a terrorist organization in many countries including UK..Should banned your channel as you are supporting terrorists..Sri lanka even invited to head of UN to come and visit IDP camps to see whats really going on. As a sri lanka we dont need anymore Europe Funds to develop as we have enough funds from Asian countries and we would like to remind you that we are not a colony of UK or anyother country to listen to them and do what ever they say..YDONT SUPPORT TERRORISTS BY PUBLISHING THIS KIND OF FALSE STATEMENTS…If this is a real news channel publish my comments…
    Thanks…

  57. I agree pulasthi……
    Yeah..Tamils are Humens….But LTTE is a terrorist organization.. WE SHOULD DESTROY LTTE not Tamils.. As I know Sri Lankan Army is helping tamil civilians to escape from LTTE controlled areas..HOPE SRI LANKAN ARMY WILL DESTROY LTTE SOON AND BRING PEACE TO TAMILS…BEST OF LUCK FOR SRI LANKAN ARMY…

  58. This is the greatest step taken by Channel 4. I appreciate the involvement of an unbiased news agency. Also international community should understand the reason for Srilankan government not allow the news agency and international aid agency to Srilanka.

    As per my understanding that if there is NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH there is no DEMOCRETIC. I still doubt whether Srilankan government is a democratic government or not.

    I am very sad regard to government attitude towards independent media.

    TRUTHS NEVER DIE AND LIES NEVER LIVE

  59. kumar!! You are a real man. This Channel4 is supporting LTTE. Not for Tamils. We should bless Sri Lankan army so they can rescue Tamil civilians soon…God bless you for world largest humen rescue mission by Sri Lankan army…I am sure Same thing happen to Prabhakaran like Saddam Hussein.

    http://www.defence.lk/hm/hm.asp

    Below pictures shows how LTTE leader used to stay.

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090505_13

  60. Hello Sri ..Dont be stupid..Have you ever visited Sri Lanka..go there and see whats really happening..These media such as channel4 is supporting LTTE not Tamils….go and see who is the real Tamil protectors……

  61. Good that channel4 was brave enough to enter into these army restricted area and get the truth. UN is as usual paralysed and watching like lame duck. It is rediculous to see the double standard of western world, recomonneding people must be moved out of the bombing area. Taking the same standard, how about bombing entrie Afganisthan to move the people out, so that they can easy attack the ‘left-out’ talibans? No wetsern leader yet asked what SL is going to offer the tamils? what rights? Had this happened in zimbabwe, Tibet etc, they would have cried, again for polical reasons. I think it is time the SL govt is declared a terrorist govt.

  62. The only time these LTTE Terrorist supporting Tamil diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country.

    LTTE atrocities : Organised by UNESCO
    http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/14044

    Zoo Attack by LTTE killing both Civilians and animals (destroy Economy)
    http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Bomb_20080203_Dehiwela_Zoo.htm

    The the Channel 4 report is disputed by http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk to see full articel
    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1207167?UserKey&UserKey=

  63. These media organizations are getting money..thats why they are supporting LTTE by publishing this kind of False statements..any way truth will reveal soon…Wel done defence secratary in Sri Lanka..Dont let ppl like Nick paton to come to Sri Lanka and do all these funny things ..Tamils are know what is the truth..GO NICK PATON….You cannot enter to Sri lanka again……Mind your business……..

  64. see what happends, when you report the truth from Sri Lanka. we’ve been telling the western world all this year, and now you went to see it and you’ve seen. as a result of that you’ve been deported from the country.

    i’m a sri lankan and i am not proud of it at all.. i would rather say i don’t have a country.

  65. Hello, Mr Amal, lucky that your living under a genuinely elected government, that’s why your still in this country. when you deport Mr. Paton for no reason. why wouldn’t they deport you?

    Now you see the different between a genuinely elected government and a government wanting to kill its own people and hide it!

  66. I went through both the clips and the descriptions too. When analysing all, I agree with some of the comments above saying that the interviews are taken not inside the camps. Also they claim that UN has ordered to replace the guards, but I never see any statement from UN website. I wonder the so called reporter took part when the interview was taken. But there are strong sugesstion from their reports, the aid worker (apprently a dirty LTTE agent) who smuggled the camera and took all the interviews (from dirty LTTE sleepers). I think before publishing these sllegations, they should think deeply what is the moral right and the correct of the news. Because of these kinds of acts, GOSL are putting restrictions to the NGOs & Intl media.
    The so called hidden camera culture is good for UK and EU clutures, but not for the asian and third world countries because they are being suffering the problems created by those countries and the human right business persons. I believe they got the lesson for their life now. Let the GOSL to settle the internal problem themselves which created by british. I hope you won’t interfere it anymore.
    Also in the report it says there is a need of food,water, sanitary. Yes there may be, but you should know GOSL, UN, NGO and the people in srilanka is working desperately on that. Specially I saw the contribution form the people in the south for the IDPs (it reminds me the time we hit by tsunami). Try to live with the ground reality. When a mass exsodus came suddenly all the basic amnities are not there to cope immediately, it is taking time. But these idiots are makeing lots of news to grab money for them and dirty NGOs.They should know that they are supporting LTTE by publishing these unassesed reports without considering the reality and the ground situation. Until now I haven’t seen most of the media which published these reports didn’t even write any single letter to address the actions taken by the GOSL for the welfare of the IDPs. The news means for these media means bad news not good. It shows how bias and dirty are they.

  67. Wonder why Channel 4 could not do the same when LTTE was holding 150,000 people with out any food. The GOSL had to feed them including LTTE. Wonder where Channel 4 when LTTE chased more than 100,000 muslims from Jaffna, Did they talk about Child Solders ? One has to understand that GOSL do not want any LTTE members to get in to south & kill Innocent civilian’s. whole world knows that LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization. So every one wanted to see end to it. There will be lot of shortcoming & suffering to Tamil people but that is for their own benefit. In few month’s time they will enjoy the freedom what they had 30 years ago.

  68. One news group managed to get in to the so called liberated area and got the truth out and now all these Sri lankans are up in arms trying to crucify him. I think you guys are more shocked how on earth the security in the concentration camps let this happen…! Nick paton is safe he was only asked to leave the country… but they may have already sacked/punished the security people (for not "Securing" properly) and probably already killed the few tamil aid workers who were on the news item. All I can tell people like Sam… mate you should probably try and start read news from the mainstream media, don't limit yourself to just SPUR Propaganda. I see a great potential of ur intellecual mind (and some like wise sinhalese people) is really wasted by reading fictional Propaganda material. see outside the square, you may find be enlightened!

  69. The camps have been visited by ICRC, UN envoys and officials and several foreign NGOs and dignitaries, including John Holmes. No such complaints have been made to them

  70. The near 4 minute newscast on Channel 4 is a hostile staccato style outburst against the Sri Lanka military and is undistinguishable from the rhetoric originating from LTTE media sources. Even a semblance of a balancing act is absent to give even an iota of respectability; obvious intention is to discredit the Security Forces and prevent its onward march by hook or by crook. It is part of an act by the biased media to save Prabhakaran, the child snatcher.
    It cites nameless faceless unknown aid workers or unknown elderly mothers as sources. The words they utter on the footage are not meaningful until presenter decides to carry the narration according to his fancy. The "shots" of the sources on the newscast look patently juxtaposed to the rest of the footage.
    The pictures clearly reveal they were not taken in a camp for refugees; the so call aid workers are filmed in a closed location elsewhere. In the absence of any identification, doctoring it with quotes can be comfortably fabricated. Such sources can be easily made to appear and disappear with words put to mouth. Unidentifiably silhouetted in a dark hazy background their identities will forever be unknown. Therefore putting words into their mouth to disgrace Sri Lanka is easy and can never be checkmated.
    Incredible statements are made of dead bodies remaining unattended for days…… Girls being removed from the camps……children trampled while waiting in queues…… lack of food and water…..sexual abuse. No complaint of such nature has been made by any person to anybody until the arrival of the foreign journalist from Channel 4.There are 125000 people in these camps but not a single such complaint until the arrival of channel 4 All this makes the story bizarre. It is still not too late to disclose information with specifics in possession of Channel 4 without vague words accompanied by blurred vision.
    Even for an inquiry a complaint with specific are a pre requisite in any country with due process of law. Sri Lanka has Commission sitting inquiring into Human rights violations. Why did those "aid sources" wait remaining mum till Channel 4 arrived especially since they are supposed to be aid workers with easy access to foreign sources. They can even now conjure aid workers so that the hazy information can be tested. Strange, they have not even reported these matters to their own aid agency? Surely they would not have been silent for so long?
    The camps have been visited by ICRC, UN envoys and officials and several foreign NGOs and dignitaries, including John Holmes. No such complaints have been made to them. The police are ever present and frequent visitors are the GA and other public officer. Most of these officers and NGO officers are of Tamil origin fluent in the Tamil language. Many complaints have been received by them and attended to by them previously; but never anything in the nature of the complaints on Channel 4.
    Channel 4 has a history of discrediting Sri Lanka in previous appearance here. Ironically channel 4 is deaf and dumb on the LTTE. Are they patron saints of the LTTE! Did they ask the civilians in the camps of the life they led under terrorist rule. Probably that is a story they desire not to narrate however news worthy.
    Does Channel 4 maintain a code of ethics in journalism by admitting they did an act stealthily? If so they could do many more! We can now gauge their authenticity when they report on human rights
    defence.lk

  71. Sadly, most of these comments have very convieniently left-out the biggest in-human perpetrators of this whole thing – the LTTE. LTTE was able to cut-out pregnant mothers woumb, take-out the fetus & cook it in a pot & eat it when they attacked a muslim village in Ampara in 2004. All of these days until to-day, they are shooting their own people below the waist, targetting their knees so they cant run & escape from them. Cold-blooded hacking of defenceless, un-armed villages with machetes are the trademark of the LTTEs, just even happened a few weeks backs – not in the news of channel 4 or any other media. WHY is this biased in-justice?. The pro-LTTE diaspora are the extended family members of these racist terrorist group who are now cryin “wolf”. They are getting certian UK politicians & media under their payroll to work for them. Sorry, but Prabahkaran is going-down & no one can stop it this time.

  72. Reply@ Sanjeeva,

    What do you know about the on going problem? Don’t be a book reader and stick with what you may think is correct. Do you why there are about 5 hundred Sri Lankan born Tamils live out side of Sri Lanka?
    Educate your self. There are many other readers agree with what the Sri Lankan government is doing right now.

    I am not proud of being born in Sri Lanka. Bombing Tamils will never win the conflict. I have read hundreds of comments from Sri Lankan and they are backing up the Sri Lankan government. I doubt that they actually racists or they are just like the above reader.

    I know, you know and all the International Community knows that there is Genocide. Moreover there is big advantage for the Sri Lankan government that there is no one taking any action so they can do what they want. However, I believe one day that all the killers will to be punished.

  73. Bonjour et bravo pour ce reportage.
    Merci beaucoup channel four pour votre investigation et avoir osé dire la vérité.
    cela fait 60 ans que ça dure ….
    Le peuple tamil est rejeté par les cinghalais. Ils veulent éliminer cette communauté.
    Le sri lanka n’est plus un paradis du tourisme mais un enfer.
    Merci encore

  74. To James…..Yes, I have been to Sri Lanka and inside the battle area very recently – have you?
    What is happening there is an outrage (by both the Tigers and government soldiers) and there will be a great feeling of guilt in the international community in that it stood by and did little when they should have done much. This is an R2P issue……….but who will go in and protect the civilians?

  75. Hello Mr.Nick Paton…I am a Sri Lankan Tamil and we know what is true..You dont have to involve for our problem.why don't you make video out ppl who held on LTTE areas? because the truth is LTTE is killing tamils them. ah ?? you got a right punishment to touch Sri Lanka and for helping Terrorist..Soon you will have to answer for Interpol i guess….No body can help Prabhakaran at this time..and don't even try to help him…

  76. Thank you AI. Pl keep your interest and highlighting the atrocities being committed by the brutal and barbaric government of Sri Lanka. Pl continue to publicise and help the poor victims of genocide in Sri Lanka.

  77. This is a one proof why government not letting international media to wanni.

    1. This person has reported a woman’s separated from their family but in this video women’s are with their families.
    2. He has reported there are no enough water but in the video shows people taking water from a Tube well
    3. he has reported dead bodies but no dead bodies shown in this video
    4. two people giving statements but not clear from where they had got these statements

  78. All of those who said that channel 4's report is a biased, then they would have been probed by the sri lankan government to say so. Or they are the representative of the genocide leaders in Sri lanka. Those people who told that this report is not true have no idea about what is happening in the war zone or never been to eastern or nothern province of sri lanka. just blindly believing the stories of srilanka's censored media news.I know journalists from colombo (sinhala journalists) they just write reports based on what is told by the government.
    The work done by Nick and his team is great. All the aids given by the foreign countries will be used to build assets for the government ministers and rajapakse family. IDP won't get even 1% of that.

  79. You white have no right to involve in this issue. SL is our country and we will do what is right for us. Our SLA should get rid of very Tamil from our land only then we will have peace. What our President is doing in right, he is the king and he has to courage to cut these Tamils down. Pls wait for another 48 hours everything will be over and you can come and give your big lecture. Keep going SLA brothers.

  80. Honestly people, please look at the big picture. People are dying, does it really matter who these people are or what they claim their ethnicity to be? The authenticity of this man's video is being questionned, his reasons for this video are being doubted but really it boils down to the fact that this war has to stop.

  81. LankaPrema after reading your post I remembering the movie "Hotel Rwanda" … Kill those cockroaches sentiment being broadcasted through radio … I am getting the eery feeling that without you guys knowing you are getting into a genocide mode. Its high time you guys stop it. I think Srilanka needs international intervention to stop this … they are not going to stop it till they finish all the Tamils.

  82. I agree Andrew…Truth is LTTE is keeping Tamils as a Human Shield. So SL army cannot fire. People who is trying to escape will get shot by LTTE. Thats the true. I read a article from defence ministry's website and saw some real pictures how Sri Lankan army is helping Tamils.Thats the true..I suggest all these people to visit this site and see whats really going on.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090509_05

  83. Dear Texan, JP!! As a citizen of UK i am really worried about you guys. Why do you support Terrorism? Are you out of your mind? What i know is Sri Lankan army is fighting against LTTE and LTTE don't fight on behalf of Tamils. Go deeply and think before you publish something.
    Thanks.

  84. One news group managed to get in to the so called liberated area and got the truth out and now all these Sri lankans are up in arms trying to crucify him. I think you guys are more shocked how on earth the security in the concentration camps let this happen…! Nick paton is safe he was only asked to leave the country… but they may have already sacked/punished the security people (for not “Securing” properly) and probably already killed the few tamil aid workers who were on the news item. All I can tell people like Sam… mate you should probably try and start read news from the mainstream media, don’t limit yourself to just SPUR Propaganda. I see a great potential of ur intellecual mind (and some like wise sinhalese people) is really wasted by reading fictional Propaganda material. see outside the square, you may find be enlightened!

  85. Manju,
    Have you been to war zone in Sri Lanka? DO you know the truth? Truth is LTTE is killing Tamils not SL Army.

  86. First of all for the people that say that the Tamils are being treated well in these concentration camps, you must be joking.We got a chance to speak a relative of ours who was in the concentration camp and he told us there is not enough food and no medicine.People treat their wounds with the dirt on the ground. Tamils are expected to stand in lines like animals to get water to drink in their own homeland that they have been living in for centuries. Relatives try to throw food over the barbed wires to give food to their family.What kind of third word country treats their citizens like caged animals. Even an animal is treated better then how human beings are treated in Sri Lanka. Please stop listening to the Sri Lankan governments propaganda. Start reading and finding what the truth is and don't stick up for a barbaric government. I am so angry reading some of these ignorant peoples comments, who have never been in the Tamil region.Do you think people in these camps are going to be complaining when government officials visit the concentration camps. They are scared for their life, if they speak against the government you can only face death. I am thankful to Channel 4 news who finally got the chance to report the truth.Thank god, Channel 4 news happened to be from a powerful country or they would have been killed instantly by the Sri Lankan government.

  87. I agree Andrew…Truth is LTTE is keeping Tamils as a Human Shield. So SL army cannot fire. People who is trying to escape will get shot by LTTE. Thats the true. I read a article from defence ministry's website and saw some real pictures how Sri Lankan army is helping Tamils.Thats the true..I suggest all these people to visit this site and see whats really going on.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090509_05

  88. I agree Andrew…Truth is LTTE is keeping Tamils as a Human Shield. So SL army cannot fire. People who is trying to escape will get shot by LTTE. Thats the true. I read a article from defence ministry's website and saw some real pictures how Sri Lankan army is helping Tamils.Thats the true..I suggest all these people to visit this site and see whats really going on.
    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090509_05

  89. As a Sri Lankan livng in Lanka and working shoulder to shoulder with both Sinhalese and tamil coleagues at same office, I invite all those bloggers to come to Colombo and suburbs and see how Tamil people live in harmony with Sinhalese people.

    As for the exteremists who support such a terrorist organisation like LTTE, all I have to tell is that you are either blind, or day dreaming.

  90. The near 4 minute newscast on Channel 4 is a hostile staccato style outburst against the Sri Lanka military and is undistinguishable from the rhetoric originating from LTTE media sources. Even a semblance of a balancing act is absent to give even an iota of respectability; obvious intention is to discredit the Security Forces and prevent its onward march by hook or by crook. It is part of an act by the biased media to save Prabhakaran, the child snatcher.
    It cites nameless faceless unknown aid workers or unknown elderly mothers as sources. The words they utter on the footage are not meaningful until presenter decides to carry the narration according to his fancy. The “shots” of the sources on the newscast look patently juxtaposed to the rest of the footage.
    The pictures clearly reveal they were not taken in a camp for refugees; the so call aid workers are filmed in a closed location elsewhere. In the absence of any identification, doctoring it with quotes can be comfortably fabricated. Such sources can be easily made to appear and disappear with words put to mouth. Unidentifiably silhouetted in a dark hazy background their identities will forever be unknown. Therefore putting words into their mouth to disgrace Sri Lanka is easy and can never be checkmated.
    Incredible statements are made of dead bodies remaining unattended for days…… Girls being removed from the camps……children trampled while waiting in queues…… lack of food and water…..sexual abuse. No complaint of such nature has been made by any person to anybody until the arrival of the foreign journalist from Channel 4.There are 125000 people in these camps but not a single such complaint until the arrival of channel 4 All this makes the story bizarre. It is still not too late to disclose information with specifics in possession of Channel 4 without vague words accompanied by blurred vision.
    Even for an inquiry a complaint with specific are a pre requisite in any country with due process of law. Sri Lanka has Commission sitting inquiring into Human rights violations. Why did those “aid sources” wait remaining mum till Channel 4 arrived especially since they are supposed to be aid workers with easy access to foreign sources. They can even now conjure aid workers so that the hazy information can be tested. Strange, they have not even reported these matters to their own aid agency? Surely they would not have been silent for so long?
    The camps have been visited by ICRC, UN envoys and officials and several foreign NGOs and dignitaries, including John Holmes. No such complaints have been made to them. The police are ever present and frequent visitors are the GA and other public officer. Most of these officers and NGO officers are of Tamil origin fluent in the Tamil language. Many complaints have been received by them and attended to by them previously; but never anything in the nature of the complaints on Channel 4.
    Channel 4 has a history of discrediting Sri Lanka in previous appearance here. Ironically channel 4 is deaf and dumb on the LTTE. Are they patron saints of the LTTE! Did they ask the civilians in the camps of the life they led under terrorist rule. Probably that is a story they desire not to narrate however news worthy.
    Does Channel 4 maintain a code of ethics in journalism by admitting they did an act stealthily? If so they could do many more! We can now gauge their authenticity when they report on human rights
    defence.lk

  91. Hello Priya. You don't have to be angry as you are supporting Terrorists. So you don't have to worry about Tamils in Sri Lanka. Mind your business with your LTTE. We and GOSL will take care of our problem. This video is FAKE video..Can't even see peoples pictures properly.

  92. I really cant understand why these people want to spread a wrong image
    about Sri Lankan Army and the Government. As a Sri Lankan who live here I know how Sri Lankan Government and the forces do their best to
    help the displaced tamil people. Even Sri Lankans live in South donate food, clothes and ect for these innocent tamil people.

    If you really want to see the reality and the truth, visit those places and talk to those inncoent tamil people. They will tell you what really happend and how their families were killed by LTTE when they tried to flee.

    Open your eyes… See the truth. Don't let the terrorists and their supporters do this harm again.!!

  93. Hello siva.First of all I did not say I support the LTTE, but I do not support the terrorist government. They are killing my family and I do agree Tamils and Sinhalese live together piece fully in Colombo, but that does not mean the terrorist Sri Lankan government is not killing Tamils.Your so called wonderful government is listed as one of the worst violators of human rights law. Stop listening to the governments propaganda, get educated about whats really going on. When a non-biased news agency goes into the camps and reports what is really going on in Sri Lanka, at least stop to think, maybe what this guy is saying is really true and that the government might be lying. As I have said before if the government has nothing to hide let the media in, don't act like cowards. It's really funny when I watch some of these interviews that the Sri Lankan government has with the media. They come out sounding really dumb and contradicting theirselves. If the Sinhalese were being treated the way Tamils have been treated for so many years, Tamil people would not be okay with it and they would stand up for the Sinhalese.Why is it so hard for the Sinhalese not to open up their eyes and see what is really happening.Please have some compassion for your fellow human beings.

  94. From the comments it is evident that there is no hope of united Sri Lanka. Singhalese and their Tamil allies have to be ruled by Rajapakses and True Tamils will be happy to be with Piraba

  95. The only time these LTTE (Terrorist) Supporting Tamil Diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country
    http://www.spur.asn.au/ltteatro_1.htm

  96. Hello Mr.Nick Paton…I am a Sri Lankan Tamil and we know what is true..You dont have to involve for our problem.why don’t you make video out ppl who held on LTTE areas? because the truth is LTTE is killing tamils them. ah ?? you got a right punishment to touch Sri Lanka and for helping Terrorist..Soon you will have to answer for Interpol i guess….No body can help Prabhakaran at this time..and don’t even try to help him…

  97. Reply to Dr. Chelvi

    People misinterpret many things as they like, or as they understand or of shear ignorance. I assume that Dr. Chelvi is of non-Sri Lankan orgin as for not knowing the history of Sri Lankan flag to relate it to the era of king Dutu Gemunu and Queen Vihara Maha Devi.

    I suggest that you visit http://www.lankalibrary.com/pro/flag.html to enlighten yourself about the Sri Lankan flag and how it has a place for all the races in Sri Lanka.

    Following is an extract from the above site:

    * The verticle stripe of orange represent the minority Tamil race and the green verticle stripe the minority Muslim race.

  98. Sri Lankan soldiers are very professional in raping. Specially very very good in raping children. A good example is Haiti. UN sent them back to Sri Lankan after they have found that the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping(?) forces raped 1000s of children even 5 years old when they have asked to protect them.I have no idea why UN sent them back to their contry. Insted they have to be jailes for 100 years.Shame !!!!!

  99. Sad to see that people live in denial and ignorance of evil. Prabhakaran is nothing more than of a killing machine like Hitler, who had no love for his own kind. So much evil has been introduced by this evil man, such as suicide bombing, civilian hostages as war shields. Other terrorist learn this evil from this evil man.

    For 30 years peace loving Sri Lankans have been patient waiting for a peaceful end. Now that the end to all the killings, bombings is near, we know that desperate supporters trying to safeguard the eminent death of the evil leader.

    Open your eyes, when suicide bombers, roadside bombs or bombs planted on trains, busses and cars explode, the shrapnel travel from bomb does not judfge whether it is Sinhalese or Tamil or Berger. What dies is a human being, another Sri Lankan.

    Evil has blinded many, just like how Hitlers followers were blind. The modern day evil is ending soon. Future is bright for all the Sri Lankans.

  100. The only time these LTTE (Terrorist) Supporting Tamil Diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country
    http://www.spur.asn.au/ltteatro_1.htm

  101. The only time these LTTE (Terrorist) Supporting Tamil Diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country
    http://www.spur.asn.au/ltteatro_1.htm

  102. Hello Priya!! I will ask simple question from you ? Who is terrorist ? LTTE or GOSL? Which organization has been banned from most of the countries ? is it LTTE or GOSL ? Answer me if you can..

  103. Hello Siva.I just realized the true.LTTE is terrorist and they are killing Tamils. I just read some articles and saw pictures of Prabhakaran's luxury life. I feel sorry about my past comments.

  104. This video is a FAKE. channel4 news channel make this video inside of a studio..Nobody can see face of the people who is giving interview. They use a software called Ulead and create this video..This is a crab!!! Prabakaran this is the End of your life..

  105. This is a one proof why government not letting international media to wanni.

    1. This person has reported a woman’s separated from their family but in this video women’s are with their families.
    2. He has reported there are no enough water but in the video shows people taking water from a Tube well
    3. he has reported dead bodies but no dead bodies shown in this video
    4. two people giving statements but not clear from where they had got these statements

  106. All of those who said that channel 4′s report is a biased, then they would have been probed by the sri lankan government to say so. Or they are the representative of the genocide leaders in Sri lanka. Those people who told that this report is not true have no idea about what is happening in the war zone or never been to eastern or nothern province of sri lanka. just blindly believing the stories of srilanka’s censored media news.I know journalists from colombo (sinhala journalists) they just write reports based on what is told by the government.
    The work done by Nick and his team is great. All the aids given by the foreign countries will be used to build assets for the government ministers and rajapakse family. IDP won’t get even 1% of that.

  107. Reply to Dr. Chelvi

    People misinterpret many things as they like, or as they understand or of shear ignorance. I assume that Dr. Chelvi is of non-Sri Lankan orgin as for not knowing the history of Sri Lankan flag to relate it to the era of king Dutu Gemunu and Queen Vihara Maha Devi.

    I suggest that you visit http://www.lankalibrary.com/pro/flag.html to enlighten yourself about the Sri Lankan flag and how it has a place for all the races in Sri Lanka.

    Following is an extract from the above site:

    * The verticle stripe of orange represent the minority Tamil race and the green verticle stripe the minority Muslim race.

  108. Reply to Dr. Chelvi

    People misinterpret many things as they like, or as they understand or of shear ignorance. I assume that Dr. Chelvi is of non-Sri Lankan orgin as for not knowing the history of Sri Lankan flag to relate it to the era of king Dutu Gemunu and Queen Vihara Maha Devi.

    I suggest that you visit http://www.lankalibrary.com/pro/flag.html to enlighten yourself about the Sri Lankan flag and how it has a place for all the races in Sri Lanka.

    Following is an extract from the above site:

    * The verticle stripe of orange represent the minority Tamil race and the green verticle stripe the minority Muslim race.

  109. You white have no right to involve in this issue. SL is our country and we will do what is right for us. Our SLA should get rid of very Tamil from our land only then we will have peace. What our President is doing in right, he is the king and he has to courage to cut these Tamils down. Pls wait for another 48 hours everything will be over and you can come and give your big lecture. Keep going SLA brothers.

  110. Honestly people, please look at the big picture. People are dying, does it really matter who these people are or what they claim their ethnicity to be? The authenticity of this man’s video is being questionned, his reasons for this video are being doubted but really it boils down to the fact that this war has to stop.

  111. LankaPrema after reading your post I remembering the movie “Hotel Rwanda” … Kill those cockroaches sentiment being broadcasted through radio … I am getting the eery feeling that without you guys knowing you are getting into a genocide mode. Its high time you guys stop it. I think Srilanka needs international intervention to stop this … they are not going to stop it till they finish all the Tamils.

  112. Dear Texan, JP!! As a citizen of UK i am really worried about you guys. Why do you support Terrorism? Are you out of your mind? What i know is Sri Lankan army is fighting against LTTE and LTTE don’t fight on behalf of Tamils. Go deeply and think before you publish something.
    Thanks.

  113. Manju,
    Have you been to war zone in Sri Lanka? DO you know the truth? Truth is LTTE is killing Tamils not SL Army.

  114. First of all for the people that say that the Tamils are being treated well in these concentration camps, you must be joking.We got a chance to speak a relative of ours who was in the concentration camp and he told us there is not enough food and no medicine.People treat their wounds with the dirt on the ground. Tamils are expected to stand in lines like animals to get water to drink in their own homeland that they have been living in for centuries. Relatives try to throw food over the barbed wires to give food to their family.What kind of third word country treats their citizens like caged animals. Even an animal is treated better then how human beings are treated in Sri Lanka. Please stop listening to the Sri Lankan governments propaganda. Start reading and finding what the truth is and don’t stick up for a barbaric government. I am so angry reading some of these ignorant peoples comments, who have never been in the Tamil region.Do you think people in these camps are going to be complaining when government officials visit the concentration camps. They are scared for their life, if they speak against the government you can only face death. I am thankful to Channel 4 news who finally got the chance to report the truth.Thank god, Channel 4 news happened to be from a powerful country or they would have been killed instantly by the Sri Lankan government.

  115. I agree Andrew…Truth is LTTE is keeping Tamils as a Human Shield. So SL army cannot fire. People who is trying to escape will get shot by LTTE. Thats the true. I read a article from defence ministry’s website and saw some real pictures how Sri Lankan army is helping Tamils.Thats the true..I suggest all these people to visit this site and see whats really going on.

    http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090509_05

  116. As a Sri Lankan livng in Lanka and working shoulder to shoulder with both Sinhalese and tamil coleagues at same office, I invite all those bloggers to come to Colombo and suburbs and see how Tamil people live in harmony with Sinhalese people.

    As for the exteremists who support such a terrorist organisation like LTTE, all I have to tell is that you are either blind, or day dreaming.

  117. Hi Sam and friends,
    Can you please confirm that Rajapakse and some of the top military leaders share their wife for pleasure, is it true? If so what a solidarity and unity among them.

  118. Forget the f—g history about lost state of China called S Lanka, comment about the current genocide

  119. It is shame on all my Singhalese fellows that Karuna who killed all our soldiers for last 25 years become deputy leader and minister in our government. Why we again believe this LTTE terrorist who is going to kill our leaders one day.

  120. Hello Priya. You don’t have to be angry as you are supporting Terrorists. So you don’t have to worry about Tamils in Sri Lanka. Mind your business with your LTTE. We and GOSL will take care of our problem. This video is FAKE video..Can’t even see peoples pictures properly.

  121. I really cant understand why these people want to spread a wrong image
    about Sri Lankan Army and the Government. As a Sri Lankan who live here I know how Sri Lankan Government and the forces do their best to
    help the displaced tamil people. Even Sri Lankans live in South donate food, clothes and ect for these innocent tamil people.

    If you really want to see the reality and the truth, visit those places and talk to those inncoent tamil people. They will tell you what really happend and how their families were killed by LTTE when they tried to flee.

    Open your eyes… See the truth. Don’t let the terrorists and their supporters do this harm again.!!

  122. Hello siva.First of all I did not say I support the LTTE, but I do not support the terrorist government. They are killing my family and I do agree Tamils and Sinhalese live together piece fully in Colombo, but that does not mean the terrorist Sri Lankan government is not killing Tamils.Your so called wonderful government is listed as one of the worst violators of human rights law. Stop listening to the governments propaganda, get educated about whats really going on. When a non-biased news agency goes into the camps and reports what is really going on in Sri Lanka, at least stop to think, maybe what this guy is saying is really true and that the government might be lying. As I have said before if the government has nothing to hide let the media in, don’t act like cowards. It’s really funny when I watch some of these interviews that the Sri Lankan government has with the media. They come out sounding really dumb and contradicting theirselves. If the Sinhalese were being treated the way Tamils have been treated for so many years, Tamil people would not be okay with it and they would stand up for the Sinhalese.Why is it so hard for the Sinhalese not to open up their eyes and see what is really happening.Please have some compassion for your fellow human beings.

  123. From the comments it is evident that there is no hope of united Sri Lanka. Singhalese and their Tamil allies have to be ruled by Rajapakses and True Tamils will be happy to be with Piraba

  124. Sri Lankan soldiers are very professional in raping. Specially very very good in raping children. A good example is Haiti. UN sent them back to Sri Lankan after they have found that the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping(?) forces raped 1000s of children even 5 years old when they have asked to protect them.I have no idea why UN sent them back to their contry. Insted they have to be jailes for 100 years.Shame !!!!!

  125. Sad to see that people live in denial and ignorance of evil. Prabhakaran is nothing more than of a killing machine like Hitler, who had no love for his own kind. So much evil has been introduced by this evil man, such as suicide bombing, civilian hostages as war shields. Other terrorist learn this evil from this evil man.

    For 30 years peace loving Sri Lankans have been patient waiting for a peaceful end. Now that the end to all the killings, bombings is near, we know that desperate supporters trying to safeguard the eminent death of the evil leader.

    Open your eyes, when suicide bombers, roadside bombs or bombs planted on trains, busses and cars explode, the shrapnel travel from bomb does not judfge whether it is Sinhalese or Tamil or Berger. What dies is a human being, another Sri Lankan.

    Evil has blinded many, just like how Hitlers followers were blind. The modern day evil is ending soon. Future is bright for all the Sri Lankans.

  126. The only time these LTTE (Terrorist) Supporting Tamil Diaspora make a noise is when they are losing.
    When they are killing inocent civilians and terrorising women and children they keep quiet. All power to the government troops in their quest for a stable country

    http://www.spur.asn.au/ltteatro_1.htm

  127. Hi Guys,

    Have any of you got anyone being detained inside these detentions camps? or as you claim "HELD" by tigers?

    I do so SHUT UP…never assume and argue for wrong sides. Just listen with open heart and be willing to help and expose the truth!!

    Why is so hard for government to let media and life saving assistance to all those in need? Do not you thing this should be government's responsibility?

    Do you think Tamils are going with Tigers at GUN points or being detained at detention camps at GUN point?

    Who is respecting freedom of movement? Can you being a Tamil easily go around in south nor leave from Jaffna or Vavuniya to Colombo?

  128. As a Sinhalese professing the Catholic faith I am fully convinced that the Ch.4 Journalist’s report portrays the factual situation about the brutal war launched by the Sinhalese Buddhist government against the minority Tamils.

    International agencies, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have been condemning the grave human right violations such as abductions for ransom, ‘disappearance’, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra judicial executions in Sri Lanka for many years.

    In the guise of ‘war on terrorism’ the government has engaged in ethnic cleansing. The war has claimed thousands of innocent lives of the Tamil civilians. Thousands have suffered serious injuries due to indiscriminate bombardment and are dying due to lack of medicine, medical attention and food.

    I recall that in the aftermath of the 1983 communal riots, Mr. David Selbourne an eminent journalist was deported from Sri Lanka by the then President Mr. J. R. Jeyawaradene, for reporting the actual fact that the government aided and abetted the Sinhalese hooligans to go on a rampage of murder, arson, rape and looting of Tamils and their properties.

  129. The present government has ministers such as ‘Karuna’ the renegade ex-commander of the LTTE and the Leader of the militants group Mr. Douglas Devananda. These Tamil turn coats have joined the Sinhalese racists for selfish and ulterior motives in supporting the genocidal war against the Tamil minority.
    The Sinhalese Buddhist priests have invoked blessings on the armed forces in their conduct of this brutal war which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians. Do not be disheartened by the condemnation and abuse from the racist mob. Even late president J. R. Jeyawardene labeled the ‘Amnesty International’ as Terrorists for reporting the 1983 communal riots. Sri Lankan government ministers are like ostriches that bury their heads in the sand and think that the world cannot see them.

  130. The Sri Lankan Government has finally decided to stop the indiscriminate use of heavy weapons in heavily populated areas with the arrival of the top UN Humanitarian Official Mr. John Holmes. The Government has been fully aware that the use of heavy weapons has caused the deaths and maiming of thousands of innocent Tamil Civilians.

    The majority of the Tamil civilians who have lived in Kilinochichi and Vanni areas inherited their ancestral properties and have lived there for a number of years. The rest are Tamil civilians who fled their lands to escape persecution from the Authorities and their henchman, the armed paramilitary groups such as ‘the EPDP’, ‘the PLOTE’, ‘Karuna’s TMVP’. The Government is accusing the LTTE of using the Tamil civilians as human shields. In the face of relentless bombardment from air, sea and land by the government armed forces, using heavy weapons as admitted by the Government, and destruction of their habitants and dwelling houses, where else can these besieged Tamil civilians, young and old, flee other than to retreat into the jungles with the LTTE Cadres to safeguard their lives and that of their children.

    Since gaining independence, the successive Sinhalese Governments have discriminated against the minority Tamils in important spheres, such as housing, development, education and job opportunities etc. The Government of SWRD Bandaranaike made Sinhala as the official language. His widow, Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike introduced “Standardaisation” in order to make Tamils from Northern and Eastern provinces to obtain higher grades than their Sinhala counterparts from other provinces to obtain university admissions. The Government of the late JR Jeyawardene unleashed the Sinhalese hooligans in July 1983 on the Tamil civilians and for four days allowed them to conduct a reign of terror in which thousands of Tamils lost their lives and earthly possessions.

    At present the politically bankrupt Marxist party, the JVP has been advocating racism in order to stay in office and muster Sinhalese votes. The Buddhist clergy party, the JHU, who took the mantle of the failed Sinhala supremacist party known as “Sinhala Urumaiya”, gained about nine seats in the Parliament stating that their avowed policy was to spread Buddhist principles all over Sri Lanka and get rid of corruption from the society and the Government. They are now part of the most corrupt Government in the history of Sri Lanka. Their spokesman stated publicly that their intention was to make Sri Lanka a ‘Sinhalese Buddhist nation’ as Gautama Buddha had bequeathed Sri Lanka to the Sinhalese Buddhist. Buddha, being an Indian had no right or title to bequeath a country which never belonged to him. He was not even a Sinhalese!

    The Defense Secretary states that there is no need of a ceasefire and that the LTTE must surrender. In this context, please consider the outcome of or the lack of the investigation into the killings of 17 aid workers who worked for a French Charity organization and the killing of the five or seven students murdered in Trincomalee by the STF. The massacre of 58 Tamil detainees in the open prison in ‘Bindunwewa’ in Bandarawela by Sinhalese thugs whilst being guarded by a number of armed Sinhalese policemen. What happened to 17 aid workers belonging to the Tamil charity, TRO? It was widely believed that the captured leader of the JVP Rohana Wijeweera was cremated alive by the Sinhalese Security Forces. They JVP suspect, the ‘Kataragama Beauty Queen’ was paraded naked along the streets and buried half alive by the Sinhalese soldiers. During the 1983 government sponsored communal riots against the Tamils, around 57 Tamil tiger suspects who were in judicial custody at the maximum security prison of Welikade, were massacred by the Sinhalese prisoners with the collusion of armed soldiers and prison guards. Up to now no one has been punished for these dastardly crimes. In the circumstances the Tigers will never surrender and Sri Lanka will become the killing fields of the Tamil civilians caught up in the war.

    Buddha, the philosopher, never said that he was a divine being. He preached that all beings should be allowed to live happily. He advocated frugal living. The well fed fat Mahanayake Theros (Buddhist priests) travel in air-conditioned Mercedes cars presented to them by the government. They invoke the blessings of the three gems on the armed forces before they launch the war on the LTTE and the Tamil civilians. Much respected Buddhist leader the ‘Dalai Lama’ recently said that he is being bitten by mosquitoes all the time as Buddhism prohibits the killing of living beings. Yet in Sri Lanka the Buddhist priests are openly advocating racism and religious discrimination. They encourage the government and its armed forces to wage a war of terror on the Tamils and seek a military solution to the ‘Tamil problem’. They are yet to condemn the killings of the Tamil M.P’s, the numerous abductions, disappearances, torture, extrajudicial executions etc.

    Those who managed to reach the so called ‘safety zones’ are herded into an area and are not allowed to leave that area. They live in flimsy tents, some under trees without proper food, toilet facilities and protections from the elements. Being forced to abandon their earthly possessions and their livelihoods and made destitute and refugees in their own country, these civilians are suspected of involvement, links or rendering support to the LTTE’ers and are therefore detained in areas surrounded by barbed wire fences and armed soldiers. The N.G.O’s, Aid Agencies and Media are not allowed into these areas, there are no independent witnesses to testify about the hardships, deprivations and persecution they are subjected to. The Government has adamantly refused to allow the UN to play a role in helping the long suffering Tamil civilians. UN Officials have confirmed that the civilian death toll since 20th January is close to 6,500. In addition, thousands have been maimed or injured. Those who are injured have no access to medical supplies or food supplies. Even the government has been using them as human shields to advance into the LTTE territory. As one UN spokesman said in relation to the bombing of Gaza by the Israelis, one should not shoot the hostage in order to get at the hostage taker.

    The LTTE has now declared a unilateral ceasefire. The Defense Secretary described the offer as a ‘joke’ and said “They were not fighting with us. They were running from us”. A Government spokesman dismissed the ceasefire as futile and said “The end game is very much on”. The above utterances shows that the Sinhalese government is not concerned about the plight of the Tamil civilians. But the International World is so concerned that the Foreign Ministers of France and UK have arrived in Sri Lanka to urge the government to stop killing the Tamil civilians.

    The Sinhalese government spent vast sums of money buying weapons’ from China, Pakistan, India and Israel and are bent on crushing the LTTE military. The President and his brothers have misappropriated and misused vast sums of monies donated by Foreign Countries in the aftermath of ‘Tsunami’ some years ago.

    For the last 30 years, the successive Sinhalese governments have failed to make a sincere effort to solve the Tamil problem politically. The Government is not worried about the plight of the Tamil civilians. The grave atrocities and human right violations committed against the Tamil civilians by the Authorities and their allies, the armed paramilitary groups with impunity has forced the Tamil civilians to support LTTE and regard them as freedom fighters. The Government has never treated the Tamils fairly. Hence the exodus of Tamil civilians to Foreign climes, leaving behind their kith & kin. The Government Ministers and Leaders are intent on lining their pockets and do not have any coherent policy or plan to develop the Country economically and to enrich the quality of life of its citizens. The Buddhist priests and the Sinhalese leaders are paying lip service to Buddhism but in practice encourage and tolerate violence and injustice against minority races professing different religions who have lived in Sri Lanka for many centuries. The Government of Sri Lanka is impervious and insensitive to the condemnation and fears expressed by the International world over the conduct of the brutal war and Tamil civilian casualties caused as a result. The Sinhalese leaders are guilty of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

    According to the ancient legends, the Sinhalese descended from the exiled Prince Vijaya and his several hundreds of friends who were cast away in boats from India. They were forced out from their native regions in North West India because of their wicked ways. This is chronicled in the ‘Mahavamsa’, when Vijaya arrived in what is known as Sri Lanka today, there were Yakas and Nagas already living on the Island. Buddhism was introduced to the Sinhalese from India by Mahinda son of the Indian Emperor Asoka, during the third Century. Prior to this all were Hindus. At present, the Sinhalese being the Majority race, exercise political and economic dominance over the minority race. Tamils living in the North and East of the Country have lived there for Centuries. The ‘Up Country or Hill Country’ Tamils were brought to Sri Lanka by the British rulers to work in tea plantations.

    The entire world, except of course India, China, Pakistan and Japan are horrified and alarmed at the scale of slaughter inflicted on the Tamil civilians by the Rajapakse brothers and their Government. They accuse those who condemn them for the atrocities, genocide and ethnic cleansing perpetrated in the Tamil regions as being on the payroll of the LTTE. You would recall that in 1983 the late President Mr. JR Jeyawardene branded Amnesty International as ‘terrorists’. The voices of educated citizens such as the late Mr. Lasantha Wickaramasinghe, the former Editor of ‘The Sunday Leader’ against the genocidal and costly war, have been stifled by the government assassins. The said Mr. J R Jeyawardene was considered to be the recruiting sergeant for the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Mahinida has stepped into his shoes at present. The only difference is that he is playing his role on an international level.

    Thousands of Tamil civilians are dying of starvation injuries sustained by the relentless bombardment and lack of medical supplies. Even hospitals are bombed into oblivion with its patients. This is a rouge government governed by megalomaniacs. They are not fit to rule the country as they are killing their own citizens. Perhaps Tamils are lesser mortals.

  131. Hi SAM,

    As soon as you started thinking peaceful democratic protest in pain of lost loves and sufferings as "noise of losers", YOU JUST PROVE THAT YOU DO KNOW NOTHING OF DEMOCRACY and that's the way South Srilankan's Politics works.

    Each Tamil protest in SriLanka was treated same way in the past in SriLanka by majority politician and thugs: Remember thug's tattooing young Tamil women's chest during SHRI number plate protest?

    This has been what increased gap between communities and voice for separate state. No Tamils are actually asking for independent home land BUT dirty politicians and their tails have been making Tamils with no options.

  132. Hello Priya!! I will ask simple question from you ? Who is terrorist ? LTTE or GOSL? Which organization has been banned from most of the countries ? is it LTTE or GOSL ? Answer me if you can..

  133. Hello Siva.I just realized the true.LTTE is terrorist and they are killing Tamils. I just read some articles and saw pictures of Prabhakaran’s luxury life. I feel sorry about my past comments.

  134. Dear Don Waranakulasooriya,

    Because of all good hearted people, I always feel sorry to call for separate state.

    Don't you think as so called "responsible" Government, shouldn't they investigate fully of that allegations? and also latest claims of massacre of 3000 Tamils within last 24hrs? Rather than just blaming on Tigers?

    If I were the president, I do what ever it takes to protect all my citizens ( not only whom I think my citizens are). I would even call for all nations help to cut down any further loss of lives, regardless of ethnic origin.

  135. This video is a FAKE. channel4 news channel make this video inside of a studio..Nobody can see face of the people who is giving interview. They use a software called Ulead and create this video..This is a crab!!! Prabakaran this is the End of your life..

  136. Reply to Dr. Chelvi

    People misinterpret many things as they like, or as they understand or of shear ignorance. I assume that Dr. Chelvi is of non-Sri Lankan orgin as for not knowing the history of Sri Lankan flag to relate it to the era of king Dutu Gemunu and Queen Vihara Maha Devi.

    I suggest that you visit http://www.lankalibrary.com/pro/flag.html to enlighten yourself about the Sri Lankan flag and how it has a place for all the races in Sri Lanka.

    Following is an extract from the above site:

    * The verticle stripe of orange represent the minority Tamil race and the green verticle stripe the minority Muslim race.

  137. Hi Sam and friends,
    Can you please confirm that Rajapakse and some of the top military leaders share their wife for pleasure, is it true? If so what a solidarity and unity among them.

  138. Forget the f—g history about lost state of China called S Lanka, comment about the current genocide

  139. It is shame on all my Singhalese fellows that Karuna who killed all our soldiers for last 25 years become deputy leader and minister in our government. Why we again believe this LTTE terrorist who is going to kill our leaders one day.

  140. S. Athuraliyage Says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 8:54 am
    The present government has ministers such as ‘Karuna’ the renegade ex-commander of the LTTE and the Leader of the militants group Mr. Douglas Devananda. These Tamil turn coats have joined the Sinhalese racists for selfish and ulterior motives in supporting the genocidal war against the Tamil minority.
    The Sinhalese Buddhist priests have invoked blessings on the armed forces in their conduct of this brutal war which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians. Do not be disheartened by the condemnation and abuse from the racist mob. Even late president J. R. Jeyawardene labeled the ‘Amnesty International’ as Terrorists for reporting the 1983 communal riots. Sri Lankan government ministers are like ostriches that bury their heads in the sand and think that the world cannot see them.

    I KNOW SRI LANKAN ARMY OFFICIALS WHO HELPED LOT OF TAMILS TO HAVE GOOD LIFE. THERE ARE KIND PEOPLE IN THE ARMY OFFICALS. NOW UNDER THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IT IS VER VERYDIFFICULT TO SEE SUCH PEOPLE IN SRI LANKAN. TAMIL DON'T WANT GO BEHIND LTTE OR SLGOVERNMENT, WANT TO LIVE LIKE AN AVERAGE CITIZEN. BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THEM. THEY CAN'T EXPRESS TRUTH, IF THEY DO SO THEY WILL KILLED ON THE OTHER DAY BY THE GOVERNMENT OR PARAMILITARY GROUP IN SRI LANKA. THEN THINK THE SITUATION OF PEOPLE WHO COME FROM WANNI SPECIALLY

  141. Hi Guys,

    Have any of you got anyone being detained inside these detentions camps? or as you claim “HELD” by tigers?

    I do so SHUT UP…never assume and argue for wrong sides. Just listen with open heart and be willing to help and expose the truth!!

    Why is so hard for government to let media and life saving assistance to all those in need? Do not you thing this should be government’s responsibility?

    Do you think Tamils are going with Tigers at GUN points or being detained at detention camps at GUN point?

    Who is respecting freedom of movement? Can you being a Tamil easily go around in south nor leave from Jaffna or Vavuniya to Colombo?

  142. As a Sinhalese professing the Catholic faith I am fully convinced that the Ch.4 Journalist’s report portrays the factual situation about the brutal war launched by the Sinhalese Buddhist government against the minority Tamils.

    International agencies, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have been condemning the grave human right violations such as abductions for ransom, ‘disappearance’, arbitrary arrests, torture and extra judicial executions in Sri Lanka for many years.

    In the guise of ‘war on terrorism’ the government has engaged in ethnic cleansing. The war has claimed thousands of innocent lives of the Tamil civilians. Thousands have suffered serious injuries due to indiscriminate bombardment and are dying due to lack of medicine, medical attention and food.

    I recall that in the aftermath of the 1983 communal riots, Mr. David Selbourne an eminent journalist was deported from Sri Lanka by the then President Mr. J. R. Jeyawaradene, for reporting the actual fact that the government aided and abetted the Sinhalese hooligans to go on a rampage of murder, arson, rape and looting of Tamils and their properties.

  143. The present government has ministers such as ‘Karuna’ the renegade ex-commander of the LTTE and the Leader of the militants group Mr. Douglas Devananda. These Tamil turn coats have joined the Sinhalese racists for selfish and ulterior motives in supporting the genocidal war against the Tamil minority.
    The Sinhalese Buddhist priests have invoked blessings on the armed forces in their conduct of this brutal war which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians. Do not be disheartened by the condemnation and abuse from the racist mob. Even late president J. R. Jeyawardene labeled the ‘Amnesty International’ as Terrorists for reporting the 1983 communal riots. Sri Lankan government ministers are like ostriches that bury their heads in the sand and think that the world cannot see them.

  144. The Sri Lankan Government has finally decided to stop the indiscriminate use of heavy weapons in heavily populated areas with the arrival of the top UN Humanitarian Official Mr. John Holmes. The Government has been fully aware that the use of heavy weapons has caused the deaths and maiming of thousands of innocent Tamil Civilians.

    The majority of the Tamil civilians who have lived in Kilinochichi and Vanni areas inherited their ancestral properties and have lived there for a number of years. The rest are Tamil civilians who fled their lands to escape persecution from the Authorities and their henchman, the armed paramilitary groups such as ‘the EPDP’, ‘the PLOTE’, ‘Karuna’s TMVP’. The Government is accusing the LTTE of using the Tamil civilians as human shields. In the face of relentless bombardment from air, sea and land by the government armed forces, using heavy weapons as admitted by the Government, and destruction of their habitants and dwelling houses, where else can these besieged Tamil civilians, young and old, flee other than to retreat into the jungles with the LTTE Cadres to safeguard their lives and that of their children.

    Since gaining independence, the successive Sinhalese Governments have discriminated against the minority Tamils in important spheres, such as housing, development, education and job opportunities etc. The Government of SWRD Bandaranaike made Sinhala as the official language. His widow, Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike introduced “Standardaisation” in order to make Tamils from Northern and Eastern provinces to obtain higher grades than their Sinhala counterparts from other provinces to obtain university admissions. The Government of the late JR Jeyawardene unleashed the Sinhalese hooligans in July 1983 on the Tamil civilians and for four days allowed them to conduct a reign of terror in which thousands of Tamils lost their lives and earthly possessions.

    At present the politically bankrupt Marxist party, the JVP has been advocating racism in order to stay in office and muster Sinhalese votes. The Buddhist clergy party, the JHU, who took the mantle of the failed Sinhala supremacist party known as “Sinhala Urumaiya”, gained about nine seats in the Parliament stating that their avowed policy was to spread Buddhist principles all over Sri Lanka and get rid of corruption from the society and the Government. They are now part of the most corrupt Government in the history of Sri Lanka. Their spokesman stated publicly that their intention was to make Sri Lanka a ‘Sinhalese Buddhist nation’ as Gautama Buddha had bequeathed Sri Lanka to the Sinhalese Buddhist. Buddha, being an Indian had no right or title to bequeath a country which never belonged to him. He was not even a Sinhalese!

    The Defense Secretary states that there is no need of a ceasefire and that the LTTE must surrender. In this context, please consider the outcome of or the lack of the investigation into the killings of 17 aid workers who worked for a French Charity organization and the killing of the five or seven students murdered in Trincomalee by the STF. The massacre of 58 Tamil detainees in the open prison in ‘Bindunwewa’ in Bandarawela by Sinhalese thugs whilst being guarded by a number of armed Sinhalese policemen. What happened to 17 aid workers belonging to the Tamil charity, TRO? It was widely believed that the captured leader of the JVP Rohana Wijeweera was cremated alive by the Sinhalese Security Forces. They JVP suspect, the ‘Kataragama Beauty Queen’ was paraded naked along the streets and buried half alive by the Sinhalese soldiers. During the 1983 government sponsored communal riots against the Tamils, around 57 Tamil tiger suspects who were in judicial custody at the maximum security prison of Welikade, were massacred by the Sinhalese prisoners with the collusion of armed soldiers and prison guards. Up to now no one has been punished for these dastardly crimes. In the circumstances the Tigers will never surrender and Sri Lanka will become the killing fields of the Tamil civilians caught up in the war.

    Buddha, the philosopher, never said that he was a divine being. He preached that all beings should be allowed to live happily. He advocated frugal living. The well fed fat Mahanayake Theros (Buddhist priests) travel in air-conditioned Mercedes cars presented to them by the government. They invoke the blessings of the three gems on the armed forces before they launch the war on the LTTE and the Tamil civilians. Much respected Buddhist leader the ‘Dalai Lama’ recently said that he is being bitten by mosquitoes all the time as Buddhism prohibits the killing of living beings. Yet in Sri Lanka the Buddhist priests are openly advocating racism and religious discrimination. They encourage the government and its armed forces to wage a war of terror on the Tamils and seek a military solution to the ‘Tamil problem’. They are yet to condemn the killings of the Tamil M.P’s, the numerous abductions, disappearances, torture, extrajudicial executions etc.

    Those who managed to reach the so called ‘safety zones’ are herded into an area and are not allowed to leave that area. They live in flimsy tents, some under trees without proper food, toilet facilities and protections from the elements. Being forced to abandon their earthly possessions and their livelihoods and made destitute and refugees in their own country, these civilians are suspected of involvement, links or rendering support to the LTTE’ers and are therefore detained in areas surrounded by barbed wire fences and armed soldiers. The N.G.O’s, Aid Agencies and Media are not allowed into these areas, there are no independent witnesses to testify about the hardships, deprivations and persecution they are subjected to. The Government has adamantly refused to allow the UN to play a role in helping the long suffering Tamil civilians. UN Officials have confirmed that the civilian death toll since 20th January is close to 6,500. In addition, thousands have been maimed or injured. Those who are injured have no access to medical supplies or food supplies. Even the government has been using them as human shields to advance into the LTTE territory. As one UN spokesman said in relation to the bombing of Gaza by the Israelis, one should not shoot the hostage in order to get at the hostage taker.

    The LTTE has now declared a unilateral ceasefire. The Defense Secretary described the offer as a ‘joke’ and said “They were not fighting with us. They were running from us”. A Government spokesman dismissed the ceasefire as futile and said “The end game is very much on”. The above utterances shows that the Sinhalese government is not concerned about the plight of the Tamil civilians. But the International World is so concerned that the Foreign Ministers of France and UK have arrived in Sri Lanka to urge the government to stop killing the Tamil civilians.

    The Sinhalese government spent vast sums of money buying weapons’ from China, Pakistan, India and Israel and are bent on crushing the LTTE military. The President and his brothers have misappropriated and misused vast sums of monies donated by Foreign Countries in the aftermath of ‘Tsunami’ some years ago.

    For the last 30 years, the successive Sinhalese governments have failed to make a sincere effort to solve the Tamil problem politically. The Government is not worried about the plight of the Tamil civilians. The grave atrocities and human right violations committed against the Tamil civilians by the Authorities and their allies, the armed paramilitary groups with impunity has forced the Tamil civilians to support LTTE and regard them as freedom fighters. The Government has never treated the Tamils fairly. Hence the exodus of Tamil civilians to Foreign climes, leaving behind their kith & kin. The Government Ministers and Leaders are intent on lining their pockets and do not have any coherent policy or plan to develop the Country economically and to enrich the quality of life of its citizens. The Buddhist priests and the Sinhalese leaders are paying lip service to Buddhism but in practice encourage and tolerate violence and injustice against minority races professing different religions who have lived in Sri Lanka for many centuries. The Government of Sri Lanka is impervious and insensitive to the condemnation and fears expressed by the International world over the conduct of the brutal war and Tamil civilian casualties caused as a result. The Sinhalese leaders are guilty of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

    According to the ancient legends, the Sinhalese descended from the exiled Prince Vijaya and his several hundreds of friends who were cast away in boats from India. They were forced out from their native regions in North West India because of their wicked ways. This is chronicled in the ‘Mahavamsa’, when Vijaya arrived in what is known as Sri Lanka today, there were Yakas and Nagas already living on the Island. Buddhism was introduced to the Sinhalese from India by Mahinda son of the Indian Emperor Asoka, during the third Century. Prior to this all were Hindus. At present, the Sinhalese being the Majority race, exercise political and economic dominance over the minority race. Tamils living in the North and East of the Country have lived there for Centuries. The ‘Up Country or Hill Country’ Tamils were brought to Sri Lanka by the British rulers to work in tea plantations.

    The entire world, except of course India, China, Pakistan and Japan are horrified and alarmed at the scale of slaughter inflicted on the Tamil civilians by the Rajapakse brothers and their Government. They accuse those who condemn them for the atrocities, genocide and ethnic cleansing perpetrated in the Tamil regions as being on the payroll of the LTTE. You would recall that in 1983 the late President Mr. JR Jeyawardene branded Amnesty International as ‘terrorists’. The voices of educated citizens such as the late Mr. Lasantha Wickaramasinghe, the former Editor of ‘The Sunday Leader’ against the genocidal and costly war, have been stifled by the government assassins. The said Mr. J R Jeyawardene was considered to be the recruiting sergeant for the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Mahinida has stepped into his shoes at present. The only difference is that he is playing his role on an international level.

    Thousands of Tamil civilians are dying of starvation injuries sustained by the relentless bombardment and lack of medical supplies. Even hospitals are bombed into oblivion with its patients. This is a rouge government governed by megalomaniacs. They are not fit to rule the country as they are killing their own citizens. Perhaps Tamils are lesser mortals.

  145. Hi SAM,

    As soon as you started thinking peaceful democratic protest in pain of lost loves and sufferings as “noise of losers”, YOU JUST PROVE THAT YOU DO KNOW NOTHING OF DEMOCRACY and that’s the way South Srilankan’s Politics works.

    Each Tamil protest in SriLanka was treated same way in the past in SriLanka by majority politician and thugs: Remember thug’s tattooing young Tamil women’s chest during SHRI number plate protest?

    This has been what increased gap between communities and voice for separate state. No Tamils are actually asking for independent home land BUT dirty politicians and their tails have been making Tamils with no options.

  146. Dear Don Waranakulasooriya,

    Because of all good hearted people, I always feel sorry to call for separate state.

    Don’t you think as so called “responsible” Government, shouldn’t they investigate fully of that allegations? and also latest claims of massacre of 3000 Tamils within last 24hrs? Rather than just blaming on Tigers?

    If I were the president, I do what ever it takes to protect all my citizens ( not only whom I think my citizens are). I would even call for all nations help to cut down any further loss of lives, regardless of ethnic origin.

  147. Hello Siva.I just realized the true.LTTE is terrorist and they are killing Tamils. I just read some articles and saw pictures of Prabhakaran’s luxury life. I feel sorry about my past comments.***

    I want everyone to know I did not write this comment and you can see that how low some people go. If you have an opinion about something stop pretending to be someone else and making comments.Its really funny that people are going around pretending to be me.Congratulations to the person who did this, you must be feeling real smart right now.

  148. I am assuming its Siva pretending to be me, but the real terrorists in my eyes are the GOSL. They have killed my family for many years and we are not even allowed to live in our own country. Terrorism was a word created by George Bush and his friends to find a way to invade countries and try to get their hands on oil. Siva, why don't you ask yourself, why is the media not allowed into the Sri Lankan camps.Why are journalists killed when they speak against the government. It was really funny when I found the Channel 4 news journalists were being deported out of Sri Lanka because they are were trying to ruin the reputation of the Sri Lankan army. The Sri Lankan army DOES NOT have a good reputation to start off with. They were accused of raping little girls in Haiti and the U.N had to remove them.Also before you start off by saying something about the Tamil Tigers, I am once again going to say I do not support everything the Tamil Tigers do.Think about this, if the government was killing your family in front of your eyes, what would you do? Just sit back or do something about it.

  149. S. Athuraliyage Says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 8:54 am
    The present government has ministers such as ‘Karuna’ the renegade ex-commander of the LTTE and the Leader of the militants group Mr. Douglas Devananda. These Tamil turn coats have joined the Sinhalese racists for selfish and ulterior motives in supporting the genocidal war against the Tamil minority.
    The Sinhalese Buddhist priests have invoked blessings on the armed forces in their conduct of this brutal war which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians. Do not be disheartened by the condemnation and abuse from the racist mob. Even late president J. R. Jeyawardene labeled the ‘Amnesty International’ as Terrorists for reporting the 1983 communal riots. Sri Lankan government ministers are like ostriches that bury their heads in the sand and think that the world cannot see them.

    I KNOW SRI LANKAN ARMY OFFICIALS WHO HELPED LOT OF TAMILS TO HAVE GOOD LIFE. THERE ARE KIND PEOPLE IN THE ARMY OFFICALS. NOW UNDER THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IT IS VER VERYDIFFICULT TO SEE SUCH PEOPLE IN SRI LANKAN. TAMIL DON’T WANT GO BEHIND LTTE OR SLGOVERNMENT, WANT TO LIVE LIKE AN AVERAGE CITIZEN. BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THEM. THEY CAN’T EXPRESS TRUTH, IF THEY DO SO THEY WILL KILLED ON THE OTHER DAY BY THE GOVERNMENT OR PARAMILITARY GROUP IN SRI LANKA. THEN THINK THE SITUATION OF PEOPLE WHO COME FROM WANNI SPECIALLY

  150. Hello Siva.I just realized the true.LTTE is terrorist and they are killing Tamils. I just read some articles and saw pictures of Prabhakaran’s luxury life. I feel sorry about my past comments.***

    I want everyone to know I did not write this comment and you can see that how low some people go. If you have an opinion about something stop pretending to be someone else and making comments.Its really funny that people are going around pretending to be me.Congratulations to the person who did this, you must be feeling real smart right now.

  151. I am assuming its Siva pretending to be me, but the real terrorists in my eyes are the GOSL. They have killed my family for many years and we are not even allowed to live in our own country. Terrorism was a word created by George Bush and his friends to find a way to invade countries and try to get their hands on oil. Siva, why don’t you ask yourself, why is the media not allowed into the Sri Lankan camps.Why are journalists killed when they speak against the government. It was really funny when I found the Channel 4 news journalists were being deported out of Sri Lanka because they are were trying to ruin the reputation of the Sri Lankan army. The Sri Lankan army DOES NOT have a good reputation to start off with. They were accused of raping little girls in Haiti and the U.N had to remove them.Also before you start off by saying something about the Tamil Tigers, I am once again going to say I do not support everything the Tamil Tigers do.Think about this, if the government was killing your family in front of your eyes, what would you do? Just sit back or do something about it.

  152. If this is not a genocide and a war against a minority why is there
    i) so much sexual abuse of the minority's women
    ii) the destruction of over 2000 hindu places of worship during the war
    iii) destruction of other tamil cultural icons and colonisation of tamil land for 60 years.

    There has been no time in history when we have seen civilians (men, women and children) behind barbed wires and not regretted failing to act.

    If it looks like genocide and feels like genocide .. it probably is.

  153. For all those Sri Lankan live abroad, be careful what you hear about Sri Lanka. LTTE is so strong in their campaign to give the wrong impression about what is going on here. They managed to deceive so many Foreign governments including USA, UK, France, Norway , Sweden to name a few.

    Looking of many of your comments i can see how little you know about current Sri Lanka. Any one from North or East can come to Colombo freely and do business or visit any offices , embassies etc and go back. It is people from South that cannot go to North or East because of the danger to life.

    Sri Lanka Government has been very forgiving, and they give a second chance for people to change their lives, and that is why Karuna can become a political leader. Child soldiers are being rehabilitated to go back to their lives.

    As for the demonstrators and supporters for LTTE doing gatherings with LTTE flag and slogans in hand, SLG has been very foirgiving to them not to treat them as traitors of motherland and to hunt them down through secret services and interpol. If a USA citizen performs such treachery, they will be hunted and put on trial with a maximum punishment of death or life inprisonment. SL Governement does not do that as a peace loving buddhist nation.

    But be warned all of you supporters, who stand behind terrorists LTTE, you can be treated as traitors and go to jail for life. You publish your faces in open to identify as traitors of mother Lanka.

  154. If this is not a genocide and a war against a minority why is there
    i) so much sexual abuse of the minority’s women
    ii) the destruction of over 2000 hindu places of worship during the war
    iii) destruction of other tamil cultural icons and colonisation of tamil land for 60 years.

    There has been no time in history when we have seen civilians (men, women and children) behind barbed wires and not regretted failing to act.

    If it looks like genocide and feels like genocide .. it probably is.

  155. Beofore channel 4 talks about Sri lanka and human rights,they shoud perhaps consider thier own country's (Britain) human rights violations?….Diego Garcia Islands??

    Do the British know what Diego Garcia,to begin with? No! becaus,in their eyes it is all perfectly legal.

    And Amnesty international….where have you been all this time? you make me laugh!

  156. British media make me sick.
    They should not only be deported,but also be banned from ever stepping on our soil.

  157. For all those Sri Lankan live abroad, be careful what you hear about Sri Lanka. LTTE is so strong in their campaign to give the wrong impression about what is going on here. They managed to deceive so many Foreign governments including USA, UK, France, Norway , Sweden to name a few.

    Looking of many of your comments i can see how little you know about current Sri Lanka. Any one from North or East can come to Colombo freely and do business or visit any offices , embassies etc and go back. It is people from South that cannot go to North or East because of the danger to life.

    Sri Lanka Government has been very forgiving, and they give a second chance for people to change their lives, and that is why Karuna can become a political leader. Child soldiers are being rehabilitated to go back to their lives.

    As for the demonstrators and supporters for LTTE doing gatherings with LTTE flag and slogans in hand, SLG has been very foirgiving to them not to treat them as traitors of motherland and to hunt them down through secret services and interpol. If a USA citizen performs such treachery, they will be hunted and put on trial with a maximum punishment of death or life inprisonment. SL Governement does not do that as a peace loving buddhist nation.

    But be warned all of you supporters, who stand behind terrorists LTTE, you can be treated as traitors and go to jail for life. You publish your faces in open to identify as traitors of mother Lanka.

  158. I agree. British media such as BBC and channel4 is always taking terrorist side and especially they don't look in this case as a news channel. Finally SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT TOOK A SUCH GOOD DECISION TO DEPORT THEM. Now they will learn !!!!

  159. Dear channel 4,
    Well done.You have managed to show a little of the truth to the world.That is quite enough to take legal action against genocide activities by the President of Sri Lanka.This is what they do to our journalists who writes the truth,Mr.Lasantha is one of the best journalist we lost so badly.Now how could you take action and on what basis?These are the problems which will rise in law.You all are very lucky to get back to your home.Now they might allow international media to go in,but will nomn and put the blame to LTTE.I am a great Sinhalese who does not have genocide.I am watching very closely to see who will get these culprits to ICC.Please keep on getting the real truth from now onwards and transmit every thing.The government said that you all have reported false favouring the rebels.I thank you all again.Good Luck.

  160. Hi Priya. I am not pretending to be you. Why should I? I am sure this is you and this is one of your Terrorist propaganda. If Sri Lankan Army is doing bad things it doesn't mean you should support LTTE.Yeah You are a Terrorist supporter so will not allow to come to Sri Lanka. Nobody can stop this war against LTTE…If you and your NGO's can stop this plzzzzzz try to do so….Not even UN can stop this war..So how could you ????? :) :) This is the End of LTTE and all LTTE supporters in all over the world. So better to be careful..Don't support Terrorism.

  161. 85.

    Dear channel 4,
    Well done.You have managed to show a little of the truth to the world.That is quite enough to take legal action against genocide activities by the President of Sri Lanka.This is what they do to our journalists who writes the truth,Mr.Lasantha is one of the best journalist we lost so badly.Now how could you take action and on what basis?These are the problems which will arise in law.You all are very lucky to get back to your home.Now they might allow international media to go in,but will bomb and put the blame to LTTE.I am a great Sinhalese who does not have genocide.I am watching very closely to see who will get these culprits to ICC.Please keep on getting the real truth from now onwards and transmit every thing.The government said that you all have reported false favoring the rebels.I thank you all again.Good Luck.

  162. Beofore channel 4 talks about Sri lanka and human rights,they shoud perhaps consider thier own country’s (Britain) human rights violations?….Diego Garcia Islands??

    Do the British know what Diego Garcia,to begin with? No! becaus,in their eyes it is all perfectly legal.

    And Amnesty international….where have you been all this time? you make me laugh!

  163. British media make me sick.
    They should not only be deported,but also be banned from ever stepping on our soil.

  164. I agree. British media such as BBC and channel4 is always taking terrorist side and especially they don’t look in this case as a news channel. Finally SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT TOOK A SUCH GOOD DECISION TO DEPORT THEM. Now they will learn !!!!

  165. Dear channel 4,
    Well done.You have managed to show a little of the truth to the world.That is quite enough to take legal action against genocide activities by the President of Sri Lanka.This is what they do to our journalists who writes the truth,Mr.Lasantha is one of the best journalist we lost so badly.Now how could you take action and on what basis?These are the problems which will rise in law.You all are very lucky to get back to your home.Now they might allow international media to go in,but will nomn and put the blame to LTTE.I am a great Sinhalese who does not have genocide.I am watching very closely to see who will get these culprits to ICC.Please keep on getting the real truth from now onwards and transmit every thing.The government said that you all have reported false favouring the rebels.I thank you all again.Good Luck.

  166. Hi Priya. I am not pretending to be you. Why should I? I am sure this is you and this is one of your Terrorist propaganda. If Sri Lankan Army is doing bad things it doesn’t mean you should support LTTE.Yeah You are a Terrorist supporter so will not allow to come to Sri Lanka. Nobody can stop this war against LTTE…If you and your NGO’s can stop this plzzzzzz try to do so….Not even UN can stop this war..So how could you ????? :) :) This is the End of LTTE and all LTTE supporters in all over the world. So better to be careful..Don’t support Terrorism.

  167. 85.

    Dear channel 4,
    Well done.You have managed to show a little of the truth to the world.That is quite enough to take legal action against genocide activities by the President of Sri Lanka.This is what they do to our journalists who writes the truth,Mr.Lasantha is one of the best journalist we lost so badly.Now how could you take action and on what basis?These are the problems which will arise in law.You all are very lucky to get back to your home.Now they might allow international media to go in,but will bomb and put the blame to LTTE.I am a great Sinhalese who does not have genocide.I am watching very closely to see who will get these culprits to ICC.Please keep on getting the real truth from now onwards and transmit every thing.The government said that you all have reported false favoring the rebels.I thank you all again.Good Luck.

  168. Swarana Says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Reply:
    All that Swarna says is right and i faced some of those discriminations my self. But what people suffered at the hands of the LTTE is much worse than any of these. The Tamils have lost at least two generations of young people due to the dream of Prabakaran. What have you got to say about the child soldiers he recruited to die by giving them a cynide capsule? The young girl of 13 who was made to blow herself up at one of the camps as a suicide mission of the LTTE.

    The LTTE and Prabakaran has to go! He is not the answer to the problems that Tamils face. The government offered many ceasefires and political solutions to them and they took advantage of these times to regather their power and never wanted any political solution. How come Prabakaran's daughter is in UK and not fighting like the other girls that he recruited? How come his youngest son and wife are sent to safe locations while the other children and mothers are held as human sheilds to safe guard himself and his dreams. This is hypocrisy.

    The conditions at camps may not be perfect. But this is not a perfect situation. If they were better off with Prabakaran why do they take such risks to come to Governement controlled areas. Prabakaran was given two days during the Tamil/ Sinhala New Year to release all civilians but he did not do so. So the story of them being with Prabakaran to save their lives is nonsense.

    All Tamils and Sinhaleese together should eliminate terrorism from Sri Lanka. There have been many lives lost on both sides and it shold be evident to all that this LTTE and their vision is not the best for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    I agree whole hearteldly that "Sinhala Only" Bhuddist Only" should now be eliminated from this country as we are as nation of diverse religions, races and communities. We should put aside these primitive ideas and move forward to the 21st Century.

    The sri lankan armed forces work tirelessly day and night to serve the tamil people who are escaping from Prabakaran. I think atleaset now the International media should give them some credit. If it wasn't for the International communities supporting the LTTE so many tamil people would not have died. So you need to take responsibility for your rash actions and try to be responsible people when making comments about such a grave situation like what it is in Sri Lanka now.

    The channel 4 should not be allowed back in Sri Lanka unless they are willing to be journalists with integrity and honesty.

  169. Swarana Says:

    May 11th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Reply:
    All that Swarna says is right and i faced some of those discriminations my self. But what people suffered at the hands of the LTTE is much worse than any of these. The Tamils have lost at least two generations of young people due to the dream of Prabakaran. What have you got to say about the child soldiers he recruited to die by giving them a cynide capsule? The young girl of 13 who was made to blow herself up at one of the camps as a suicide mission of the LTTE.

    The LTTE and Prabakaran has to go! He is not the answer to the problems that Tamils face. The government offered many ceasefires and political solutions to them and they took advantage of these times to regather their power and never wanted any political solution. How come Prabakaran’s daughter is in UK and not fighting like the other girls that he recruited? How come his youngest son and wife are sent to safe locations while the other children and mothers are held as human sheilds to safe guard himself and his dreams. This is hypocrisy.

    The conditions at camps may not be perfect. But this is not a perfect situation. If they were better off with Prabakaran why do they take such risks to come to Governement controlled areas. Prabakaran was given two days during the Tamil/ Sinhala New Year to release all civilians but he did not do so. So the story of them being with Prabakaran to save their lives is nonsense.

    All Tamils and Sinhaleese together should eliminate terrorism from Sri Lanka. There have been many lives lost on both sides and it shold be evident to all that this LTTE and their vision is not the best for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    I agree whole hearteldly that “Sinhala Only” Bhuddist Only” should now be eliminated from this country as we are as nation of diverse religions, races and communities. We should put aside these primitive ideas and move forward to the 21st Century.

    The sri lankan armed forces work tirelessly day and night to serve the tamil people who are escaping from Prabakaran. I think atleaset now the International media should give them some credit. If it wasn’t for the International communities supporting the LTTE so many tamil people would not have died. So you need to take responsibility for your rash actions and try to be responsible people when making comments about such a grave situation like what it is in Sri Lanka now.

    The channel 4 should not be allowed back in Sri Lanka unless they are willing to be journalists with integrity and honesty.

  170. Ref Yashodara Says:

    tell me honestly what Sinhalese or YOu have done so far Since 1947 to afirm your statement below.

    “agree whole hearteldly that “Sinhala Only” Bhuddist Only” should now be eliminated from this country as we are as nation of diverse religions, races and communities.”

    INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION IS ONLY SOLUTION#
    seeeee CNN poll……http://internationaldesk.blogs.cnn.com/category/i-desk-poll/

    http://www.sosTamils.com

  171. The channel4 managed to sneak in to a refugee camp in north of Sri Lanka, but what have they captured?? Did they capture anything new?? What I see in the news is just the regular seen that I saw many times before. This means nothing, specially compared to what happened in Iraq, Palestine or in Afghan. Isn't this video proving that the camp is well managed? What I see here is a set of artificially made stories that would have created with or without getting in to this camp.. I know Tamils are excited about this new channel4 news. Channel4 is making hot news (most of the time hot news are lies) here.. International community has to be careful as some media create controversy for their own advantage. Anyway let’s go through couple of their comments to see if we can answer to them..

    Read here – http://champika-nirosh.blogspot.com/2009/05/answe

  172. The channel4 managed to sneak in to a refugee camp in north of Sri Lanka, but what have they captured?? Did they capture anything new?? What I see in the news is just the regular seen that I saw many times before. This means nothing, specially compared to what happened in Iraq, Palestine or in Afghan. Isn't this video proving that the camp is well managed? What I see here is a set of artificially made stories that would have created with or without getting in to this camp.. I know Tamils are excited about this new channel4 news. Channel4 is making hot news (most of the time hot news are lies) here.. International community has to be careful as some media create controversy for their own advantage. Anyway let’s go through couple of their comments to see if we can answer to them..

    Read here – http://champika-nirosh.blogspot.com/2009/05/answe

  173. The channel4 managed to sneak in to a refugee camp in north of Sri Lanka, but what have they captured?? Did they capture anything new?? What I see in the news is just the regular seen that I saw many times before. This means nothing, specially compared to what happened in Iraq, Palestine or in Afghan. Isn't this video proving that the camp is well managed? What I see here is a set of artificially made stories that would have created with or without getting in to this camp.. I know Tamils are excited about this new channel4 news. Channel4 is making hot news (most of the time hot news are lies) here.. International community has to be careful as some media create controversy for their own advantage. Anyway let’s go through couple of their comments to see if we can answer to them..

    Read here – http://champika-nirosh.blogspot.com/2009/05/answe

  174. The channel4 managed to sneak in to a refugee camp in north of Sri Lanka, but what have they captured?? Did they capture anything new?? What I see in the news is just the regular seen that I saw many times before. This means nothing, specially compared to what happened in Iraq, Palestine or in Afghan. Isn’t this video proving that the camp is well managed? What I see here is a set of artificially made stories that would have created with or without getting in to this camp.. I know Tamils are excited about this new channel4 news. Channel4 is making hot news (most of the time hot news are lies) here.. International community has to be careful as some media create controversy for their own advantage. Anyway let’s go through couple of their comments to see if we can answer to them..

    Read here – http://champika-nirosh.blogspot.com/2009/05/answer-to-channel-4-news-grim-scenes-at.html

  175. I as a Muslim see the difference between the government and the LTTE, Tamils and Sinhalese are treated same as always, anyone could understand the desire of a terrorist of course, Tamil people living in other countries howl for nothing, if you are a true brother or a sister help your people to live in peace, this is a sinhalese country, what made you think they will give this to another? its their country, this is the only country I find all religions are respected, we all are happy here, of course you could find people with rudeness and try to be funny with other religions but tell me a place you cant find people like that. I always call my selfe a SriLankan though I am a muslim, why cant YOU!

  176. I as a Muslim see the difference between the government and the LTTE, Tamils and Sinhalese are treated same as always, anyone could understand the desire of a terrorist of course, Tamil people living in other countries howl for nothing, if you are a true brother or a sister help your people to live in peace, this is a sinhalese country, what made you think they will give this to another? its their country, this is the only country I find all religions are respected, we all are happy here, of course you could find people with rudeness and try to be funny with other religions but tell me a place you cant find people like that. I always call my selfe a SriLankan though I am a muslim, why cant YOU!

  177. Sri Lanka made many blunders while capitalizing on the war on terror did not want outside intervention because it is sovereign country but hijacked the idea from international catch phrase for their brutality. Akhi lnever got caught in any of the pogroms I guess, soon you will, unless you shave your head, get into a robe and pretend to be a monk. Sri Lanka is driven by Sinhala Buddhist extremists they have always practice Barbarism to guide the politicians so far, lately they showed cannibalism too going back to stone age and influenced to commit mass murder. Cool, they got their IMF loan looking to modernize the South to promote tourism to the island that floats in blood while the starving Tamils stay in the camp. To me Sri Lanka will remain a BLOODY SRI LANKA unless they wipe out the Sin-halese extremism using exactly the same methods surely not with impunity this time round.

  178. Sri Lanka made many blunders while capitalizing on the war on terror did not want outside intervention because it is sovereign country but hijacked the idea from international catch phrase for their brutality. Akhi lnever got caught in any of the pogroms I guess, soon you will, unless you shave your head, get into a robe and pretend to be a monk. Sri Lanka is driven by Sinhala Buddhist extremists they have always practice Barbarism to guide the politicians so far, lately they showed cannibalism too going back to stone age and influenced to commit mass murder. Cool, they got their IMF loan looking to modernize the South to promote tourism to the island that floats in blood while the starving Tamils stay in the camp. To me Sri Lanka will remain a BLOODY SRI LANKA unless they wipe out the Sin-halese extremism using exactly the same methods surely not with impunity this time round.

  179. SHOCKING HA ?????

    Where were those Sattelites when the LTTE were holding the civilians at gun point ?? Luckily SL air force had UAV footage…

    You should have taken the so called peek in to Sri Lanka when the LTTE was massacring the innocent Tamil civilians in the north !! You would have been so shocked, you wouldn't have lived to tell the tale…

    Go do something productive boy !!

  180. SHOCKING HA ?????

    Where were those Sattelites when the LTTE were holding the civilians at gun point ?? Luckily SL air force had UAV footage…

    You should have taken the so called peek in to Sri Lanka when the LTTE was massacring the innocent Tamil civilians in the north !! You would have been so shocked, you wouldn’t have lived to tell the tale…

    Go do something productive boy !!