Impending Four Corners ABC TV Australia
Posted on June 29th, 2011

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya

 To the attention of Mr. Kerry O’Brien, ABC TV Network

At the outset, I must confess this protest was prepared using material from the Patriotic Web pages, and dispatched to relevant areas of the Australian Communication Authorities.

Kerry, you are one of the most prominent and respected names in Australian journalism. You have won many accolades, including the top award in journalism, the Gold Walkley. If you want to maintain this untainted glory, your reporting on the 4th of July on Sri Lanka has to be truthful!

 Before you air the “Fake Video” watch this original that is in possession with the Sri Lanka defence Ministry.

 http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150208292415642&oid=127743420642303&comments

 This is only the “Extra Judicial Killings” portion. This is a fabricated presentation, as the victims are not LTTE, victims are Sri Lankan Sinhalese captors and the killers are Tamil LTTE!I understand that Four Corners on the 4th of July is preparing to air the BBC CH4 “Sri Lanka Killing Fields”. A part of this video was originally aired in August of 2010 in the UK. Later it was proved to be a “Fake” by Siri Hewavitharne  (Sri Lankan) an internationally renowned expert in broadcast, satellite, cable and IPTV, design and operations, content platforms DRM and STB’s, video broadcasting and IPTV. He is the Executive Director of IPTV Systems in Sydney, Australia

 Sri Lankan government’s video expert Siri Hewavitharne stated that it has been filmed with a video camera and not a mobile phone as originally intimated by Channel 4, and that it has been digitally altered with more than one video layer being present, plus 17 frames of it and the Sinhala sounding words which have been later dubbed not being synchronized with the rest of it.  Furthermore, the inscribed date of the video shows UTC 2009-07-15 13:17:23 which is after the war ended on May 18, 2009, giving added proof to seriously suspect it is a fake fabricated to frame the Sri Lankan defence forces. All this is due to the fact LTTE or CH4 “Doctored” the original to discredit Sri Lankan forces and defame Sri Lanka.

 Subsequently, Philip Alstone of UN engaged three experts from America to investigate the authenticity of this video, though they vaguely believed this as a genuine one but the tests were inconclusive!

 Then Philip Alstone’s replacement the UN Rapporteur, Prof. Christof Heyns again engaged three more experts headed by Grant Fredericks, this instant there findings concurred with that of the Sri Lankan expert! These investigations were conducted on the “Extra Judicial Killing” part of the recent video.

 A.A. Gill writing in the Sunday Times of the UK about the same video commented as follows:

 “The channel has accumulated a large collection of samizdat amateur footage from mobile phones and video cameras “”…” mostly un-attributed and uncorroborated. It mixes this footage with comment from unnamed sources with distorted voices and shadowed faces and human rights lawyers. It was brutal, it was shocking, but it wasn’t journalism“. 

 Mark Meadow’s 2010 book “ƒ”¹…”Tea Time with Terrorists’, describes of how  former LTTE fighters have explained LTTE tactics such as “LTTE cadres dressing up in Sri Lankan army uniforms, then firing at unarmed civilians to put false blame on the Army”

 Dr Stuart Reiss, a doctor in the Department of Surgery of the William Harvey Hospital, UK has condemned the doctored Channel 4 film.

 Excerpts of Dr Reiss’ article:

 “It is clear that Channel Four has an agenda of discrediting the Sri Lankan government and this is accomplished at the expense of truth and good journalism.

 “The documentary insisted that the Sri Lankan government carried out deliberate and systematic attacks on Tamil civilians. This is wholly untrue and is a reprehensible suggestion.

 From the inception the tone of Jon Snow was very clear, this production is totally anti-Sri Lankan! This is a vendetta by the staff of CH4 as they were deported by the Sri Lankan authorities because of their anti government propaganda. Though they have left, I believe “moles” of the CH4 staff has continued video filming in high resolution.

 A shadow figure appears thrice and talks as three different men, the incident described by the camouflaged voice are three different episodes, but the shadowy figure is the same man. Similarly a shadowy woman appears twice pretending as a different woman, but it is the same woman, the voice is camouflaged as earlier to protect the witnesses, the suspicion is if these were different individuals camouflaging the voice is acceptable if the victims personally appeared, but why was the shadowy figure same? Surely if they interviewed different people the shadow should look different, but it is not so!

 Then there was this scene where a family runs into a trench to hide, at the same time one girl shouts “why are you videoing”, it’s strange for one who runs for safety talks about a video, it’s wrongly translated! Then again the same family is shown after a long time coming out of the trench, showing editing has taken place.

 It has since been revealed that an air strike on a jungle target was claimed to have been made on a civilian gathering, giving credit to a supposed UN satellite picture, whereas it had been taken from the Sri Lankan Airforce file.  The narrator named Vany Kumar who described scenes from pictures taken by the Tamil Tigers was not an innocent British university graduate visiting relatives living in the war zone in the middle of a hard fought war, but a LTTE activist with three aliases who was volunteering her services on the request of an LTTE leader named Castro.  The injured Tamils in civilian clothes shown at a makeshift hospital could well have been those injured at the frontlines where the Tiger cadres supported by an equal number of civilians engaged in combat roles dressed in civilian attire, and not any hit by shelling as made out.  Shelling of hospitals, civilian food distribution lines or alleged rape of female Tiger cadres was just an allegation made by Jon Snow the narrator, but not established. 

 The girl Thamilvany Kumar – bio medical student – who gave an interview on Channel 4 is a UK citizen. She was in Wanni to the end of operations, was brought safe to the Welfare Centre in Vavuniya, and was permitted to leave after an appeal from the British government.

 She is from the Tamil Youth Organization of the LTTE and was brought to Sri Lanka by Castro, former head of the LTTE foreign division based in Wanni. She came from the UK as a volunteer to work with Castro. She spoke as a civilian on Channel 4, but she is nothing of the sort. She worked for the LTTE and was attached to the LTTE medical wing and employed amongst government doctors as an LTTE agent.

 This woman goes by three names, Damilvany Kumar, Vany Kumar, Damilvany Gananakumar, what her family in the UK has informed through the guardian.co.uk in an interview and proved to the audience that she was in fact a LTTE activist.

 The news reader, Issipriya was born in 1982 in Jaffna and was subsequently recruited by the LTTE and underwent military training in Wanni. She served in the LTTE Military Wing and subsequently joined the “ƒ”¹…”Voice of Tigers’, the official radio station of the LTTE. So she was a LTTE cadre who was killed in battle!

 Gordon Weiss the UN’s resident representative in Sri Lanka at the time had estimated the number of civilian deaths to be 7000 during the period January to April 2009, but same was rejected by the UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affair, Sir John Holmes as unverified and unreliable as the UN did not have a presence on the ground. Once Gordon Weiss was terminated from the UN service, he exaggerated figure to 40,000.

 Then UNSG’s private Panel’s (not a UN Panel) report which is a mere collection of allegations based on hearsay evidence did not adhere to the UN standards of openness and scrutiny, and even source of the material cannot be reviewed for a period of 20 years. It is the height of absurdity for anyone to claim that the disputed and questionable Channel 4 video largely confirms the findings of the UNSG’s private Panel’s report which contains nothing but unsubstantiated allegations.

 Presently the government of Sri Lanka is compiling a dossier to take CH4 to court, as they have ample evidence to prove the video is a fake, CH4 will have a hefty bill at the end to settle, so anyone who repeats the same error will invariably liable to willful damage as I am warning ABC in advance that this is a fake and you should not give undue publicity.

 I am submitting this complaint in advance to the Australian Communications and Media Authority concurrently.

 Regards

 Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya

 

7 Responses to “Impending Four Corners ABC TV Australia”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    A comprehensive write up on the subject.

    Well done Vajiragnana.

    A small correction.

    “She served in the LTTE Military Wing and subsequently joined the ‘Voice of Tigers’, the official radio station of the LTTE ON A PART TIME BASIS.”

    LTTE regularly shuffled “political”, “media” work with military work due to lack of cadres, high commitment of these persons.

    e.g. LTTE political wing leader Tamilchelvan was a military commander as well.
    e.g. His replacement, B Nadesan always carried a pistol with him.

    LTTE media cadres who abstained from military work survived the war.

    e.g. Daya master, George Master

  2. dhane Says:

    Well done Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya its better to warn ABC 4 corners before they also fall into to same pit.
    This is the same TV station during war ending telling “No ending bloody war”. However Sri Lanka finished the war and others cannot tolarate or digest the success.

  3. Sarath W Says:

    Very well written article. Vijiragnana has shown the way to many other writers the way to go is to be proactive by warning ABC in advance.There is no use complaining after the damage is done.The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra should take note and contact the ABC as well and tell them to show the good work the government is doing in the North and East, the rehabilitation of the LTTE cadres, child soldiers, and the development work.

  4. devamitta Says:

    Great article, thanks sir! They cant stand that they where wrong; war cant be won! Ltte is to strong for SLA! No ending bloody war, etc. etc. Sri Lanka and MR proved them wrong!They failed in there attempts to save prabha & co in the last minute. al those things are bothering them! Thats why they try anything to discredit Lanka and the government. Where ever the western countries leaded by nato and u.s. are killing inocent civilians the call it coleteral damage, what happened here they call war crimes! dubble standarts? no they have only their standarts; kill for oil, war against terrorism against muslims only; The portugese had their slogan; “God, Glory and Gold”they have changed it in;”God, Glory and Oil!”

  5. Dham Says:

    many thanks Vajira. Well done.

  6. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Thank you Vajiragnana, for working hard to explain the truth to the Australian media and through them to the Australian public, who are unaware of the fraud the LTTE activists are able to commit on them.
    I hope you are in a position to distribute your article, along with a copy of the Video to all the Embassies and High Commisiions representing various countries in Australia and to as many as possible Australian politicians and officials, especially the Greens who have fallen into the LTTE trap.

  7. love_lanka Says:

    Vajiragnana, Well done Macchan,

    Why WE FAILED on this when we have an embassy here in Canberra?

    Do we need Meryn here to here teach a lesson to ABC?

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