The pathetic Channel 4 Show, a cooked up con

By Satchi Sithananthan in Frankfurt

(May 06, Frankfurt, Sri Lanka Guardian) Viewers on Sri Lankan affairs globally are being treated to a cooked up con show by Britain’s Channel 4, the purpose of it without doubt is to discredit the Government of Sri Lanka. If it is not for news of a sensational value, a terrible addiction in the west, then it must have been intentioned to serve the interests of terror forces.

Claiming that it managed to steal in a camera into one of the IDPs camp, something that Channel 4 should not have done and probably endangered the life of someone to undertake that task, with some clippings here and there that could be obtained easily without stealing a camera inside, it made a Himalayan claim of rape and murder of women. Of these there was no photographic evidence of any kind, just a verbal claim of a shadowy figure.

This shadowy figure could be an LTTE cadre who had stolen out of the No Fire Zone masquerading as a civilian. He may even be a plant. His story and the way he expressed it bears no trace whatsoever of having been an affected civilian. He could be living in a Tiger-funded mansion in London or an employee of Channel 4; just about every kind of role is possible. But what one can be certain of is that a pack of lies pre-canned was prepared for this cook-up.

It was just a man in the shadows making such a claim and that could have been in the Channel 4 Studio in London. In actual fact, the stealing the camera story into the camp must itself be a lie.

Then as if this was not enough the interviewer in London, a lean and hungry man gets rough with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Great Britain ignoring the decencies that are required for interviews. This nasty interviewer was behaving as if he has a right to dictate terms to the High Commissioner and therefore to the Government of Sri Lanka. He should ask his own government in Great Britain how they treat civilian Iraqis instead.

Channel 4 News served no purpose except to throw mud at the Government of Sri Lanka engaged in fighting the most brutal terror organization in the world. Its entire presentation especially what it claimed as happening in the IDP camps is certainly a conspiratorially contrived con. How pathetic!

This TV feast is very good proof why foreign journalists should be kept away from areas that could be used to twist, turn and contort events and issues according to their whims and fancies and the demands of the masters they serve. It must, however, be said to the credit of the LTTE that they have exposed to the world that there are people in the higher echelons of power in the west who can even be influenced by the Tigers. Otherwise why do these people want to help the LTTE?

-Sri Lanka Guardian
The pathetic Channel 4 Show, a cooked up con The pathetic Channel 4 Show, a cooked up con Reviewed by Sri Lanka Guardian on 20:59 Rating: 5


Antonia said...

This is not about LTTE,this is about the civilians,you are really telling these people are been treated really well.If any body condemn the unfairness then they all the terrorist supporters.There rapes/killing in the camps, there are bombing in the safe zone arears,the pictures speaks for them selves.please dont do this.Free media is allowed every where in the world apart from Srilanka, if you are not doing anything wrong then you should allow free media.One day God will bring justice.

Pearl Thevanayagam said...

Truth hurts. Channel 4's presenter Jon Snow is a veteran journalist and anchor. He would not venture to report on something unless he is absolutely sure of the source.
After reading Lanka Guardian I get the feeling they are paid by the government in its disinformation campaign.

Daron said...

Ridiculous! The Sri-Lankan guardian once again shows itself as an ignorant lying bully, trying to discredit one of the greatest News Channel's we have in the west! Channel 4 features are widely watched, appreciated and believed, because they have built trust through equal reporting. SriLankan Guardian once again cannot face the truth and must issue a ridiculous article in defence! Your articles are a joke to read for anyone with a normal way of thinking, you should be ashamed!!! It really is very funny to read your editors comments, I just can't believe you are actually a newspaper in Sri-Lanka. Totally biased. Shame on you, I should forward your article to the news agencies in London, they would laugh to.

Raj said...

The video is pretty authentic and as most know that is is true, and it is also known fact of the behavior of SL armed forces as not among the elite either.

If SL Government have good intentions of winning the hearts of these people then they should act on it fast.

This defeats the very purpose of these civilians fleeing from LTTE.

mushtad said...

I'm sorry to see people like you trust the government more than the free press. In the name of fighting ageist LTTE, we have created a state which has systematically denied access to the truth. Instead of denying the press and speculating about who is right and wrong, why not let the people by allowing free access to the victims. The same government might turn against Singhalese and guess who will help bringing the truth out.

Deen said...

The TRUTH about the whole issue in Sri Lanka

NO question about it, the ruthless terror organization of Tamil Tigers (LTTE) needs to eliminated ASAP. The world should remember that they have killed many democratically elected leaders of the world. As well as 18 years ago the genocide they have committed against Sri Lankan Muslims. They gave the Muslims to vacate northern area of Sri Lanka (Jaffna area) within 24 hours from their homes and business without allowing them to take their valuable possessions. Just like the Tamils, the Muslim also lived in the northern and eastern part of the island for centuries. Some of these displaced Muslims are still living in the refugee camps. This ruthless LTTE DID NOT wanted peace at all; instead, they wanted the whole Sri Lanka for them selves under there hands. When LTTE was powerful, they could have achieved some sort of a settlement with SL government, but they did not. Currently they are holding there own people as a human shield on this conflict. Once the world look at there Eelam map, the world will see LTTE’s agenda. The rest of the world also should be informed; in Sri Lanka, there are two different types of Tamils are co-existing, Indian-Tamils, and northeastern area Tamils. Most of the Indian Tamils work/have there businesses and make there living in the southern part of this beautiful tiny island and co-existing with rest of the population (Sinhalese and Muslims) peacefully. Northeastern area Tamils with a different cast is the one who wanted a separate state. Northeastern area Tamils consist of less than 5% of the island population. Both Indian and northeastern area Tamils are 12%–14% of the island total population, however northeastern area Tamils wanted two third of the island land which they wanted control it as Eelam. They know very well that majority of the islands population will reject their unfair demand, & they kept on fighting. SL government did the RIGHT thing by fighting back; if the government did not fight back; it is very clear to the majority of island’s population (Sinhalese, Indian-Tamils, Muslims, and some of northeastern area Tamils) will suffer the un-imaginable horrifying future in their homeland. Either “them or rest of us” is the only solution on the table for now. I also wanted to point out to the rest of the world not all the northeastern area Tamils are supporting LTTE’s agenda, and most of the successful educated rich northeastern area Tamils live in the southern part of the Sri Lanka.
In case if Sri Lankan government decides to give self-control of some of the land to Eelam Tamils, are we going to divide the leftover of this tiny island between Indian-Tamils and Muslims? In addition to that, northeastern area Tamils who are currently living in the southern part of island, are they going to go back and live in the Eelam land? I do not think so. The only solution is “ONE Sri Lanka for all the Sri Lankan” regardless of there ethnicity. Once the conflict is over, the government of Sri Lanka should educate and implement the island’s majority and the minority citizen population to live with peace and harmony respecting each other, to prosper on this beautiful island in the near future.


yohanne said...

Not to worry..City of London is the most blood stained city in the world with all global terrorists , looters & thugs enjoying happily, carrying out all illegal criminal activities & it's so called genious trademarks like BBC, Channel 4, human right preachers , free media gurus ..all find their bread on indecent interferences in catastrophies in others' soils.These vultures are very vigilant round the clock to find out a place to pork their nose to create, aggravate an issue but never mind, let their future generations pay the penalty in blood & flesh.To justify my claim, many Britishers innocently believe that many parts of London & some other outer areas(Birmingham, Liverpool) are not safe for them to live peacefully blessed with numeruos expatrite violent communities & many have left these unsafe areas long time ago.Wait & see, London & England will be the killing fields of the world sooner than later.

shanth said...

This is about neither civilians nor LTTE. This is about third class journalism blatantly misleading general public with unverified, unsubstantiated lies that anyone could see through very easily. This is unbelievable. This has no credibility. This is a shame to all journalists.

The story starts with showing a clip of civilians walking around a camp. Check that part of the clip. They do not look like threatened. They do not look like that they are afraid to be there. Then a shadowy figure is shown, accusing Sri Lanka for rape and murder, obviously recorded on a different camera (based on the technical quality of the pictures) and showing a place that does not resembles to any of the structures shown in the previous clip. Carefully check the edge of the window shown in the background of the shadowy figure. Does that resemble to the temporary shelters shown in the previous clip. I do not believe so. This video story has no credibility at all. This recording of the shadowy figure could have taken place anywhere in the world. Even it happened inside the camp, the shadowy figure could be a LTTE carder. Everyone knows that many LTTE carders are amongst the civilians in the camp. Those carders have a mission to accomplish. This is one of the many reasons that the journalists are not allowed in the camps.

Would this rude-interviewer provide a legal affidavit indicating that the story is authentic so that Sri Lanka could challenge this rude-interviewer in a British court of law and lay criminal charges against him for committing perjury?

Finally, I wish to note that the performance of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to UK is very poor. He cannot talk, he cannot think and he cannot logically challenge an unsubstantiated and unverified cooked-up story. Mr. Sri Lankan President, please appoint people to your overseas missions who could talk, who could think, who could defend and protect mother Lanka.

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