With the recent spate of bad press in the international media beginning with the release of the Darusman Report; continuing with UK Channel 4’s highly biased and sensationalized “documentary,” ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields;’ and the publishing of a new book by former UN staffer Gordon Weiss entitled, The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka & The Last Days of The Tamil Tigers, it’s easy to believe that a conspiracy against Sri Lanka is afoot.
One thing that all of the above have in common is the source of information fueling their outlandish claims–namely disgruntled elements in the Tamil Diaspora and the highly organized, well-funded pro-LTTE lobby in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. It just goes to show–as Nazi propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels and more recently, Republican strategist Karl “Weapons of Mass Destruction” Rove have taught us–that a lie repeated ad infinitum, eventually masquerades as the truth.
The Sri Lankan government, who have defeated a proscribed terrorist group, the LTTE, after a protracted 26 struggle, have suddenly found themselves on the defensive for ‘war crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity.’ But would a government accused of such heinous crimes also seek to rehabilitate their former enemy? Please check out the following 3-part report by a slightly more objective and respected news organization, and let us know what you think.