A new film claims to show hard evidence of atrocities in the closing days of Sri Lanka’s civil war. As Commonwealth leaders prepare to meet in the country for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting later in the year, the film is raising questions about the behaviour of the country’s military forces. Next week on the show we’ll speak to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Australia about the film.
The documentary is called No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka’s Killing fields. The documentary compiles a lot footage like this to allege that in the final days of the war, Sri Lanka’s military was involved in targeting civilians, amongst other atrocities and war crimes. The Sri Lankan high commission in Australia says that this kind of footage could be from another time, they say it could be doctored, and they say it could show tamils bombing civilians.Download Audio