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Sri Lanka execution footage: UN calls for investigation

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka execution footage: UN calls for investigation 31 May 2011 Channel 4 News

Footage broadcast by Channel 4 News showing the alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners is evidence of "serious international crimes", the UN says, as pressure mounts for an international investigation.

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UK / Sri Lanka Channel 4 News awarded by Amnesty for third year running 25 May 2011 Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News won the TV News category at last nights Amnesty Media Awards for their coverage of the brutal end of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

Ban said he lacks the authority  to personally order an inquiry into allegations of mass killings of civilians in the final months of the island nation's bloody civil war in 2009

World / Sri Lanka ‘Blame Russia and China for Sri Lanka failure, not UN’s Ban’ 26 April 2011 Channel 4 News

Ban Ki-Moon has come under attack for failing to push for a war crimes probe in Sri Lanka. But a former UN Deputy Secretary-General tells Channel 4 News Ban is powerless to defy Russia and China.

A Tamil woman at Manik Farm refugee camp, Sri Lanka, 2009 (Reuters)

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’: UN chief can’t order probe 26 April 2011 Channel 4 News

The UN Secretary-General says he lacks authority to order a probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. A video shown by Channel 4 News formed part of the evidence of a UN report into the killings.

Sri Lanka UN report delayed as Government hits back (Getty)

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka UN report delayed as Government hits back 21 April 2011 Channel 4 News

A UN report on the Sri Lanka war is delayed as the Sri Lankan Government warns it has gone too far. A key player in the Sri Lankan reconciliation process tells Channel 4 News the report is "vulgar".

Sri Lanka: accusations over treatment of population in north (Getty)

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: High Commission statement 20 April 2011 Channel 4 News

The Sri Lankan High Commission has issued the following statement in response to Channel 4 News’ report of 20th April 2011 on the current situation in northern Sri Lanka.

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World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: evidence of ongoing repression and abuse 20 April 2011 Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News obtains exclusive footage from the "closed off"corner of northern Sri Lanka, showing evidence of camps, repression and abuse, ahead of the publication of the UN’s report on war crimes.

President Rajapakshe meeting with Defence Secretary Liam Fox. View this article

World / Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Liam Fox calls off Sri Lanka trip 16 December 2010 Channel 4 News

As Liam Fox calls off a controversial trip to Sri Lanka, Jonathan Miller looks at claims the defence secretary recently discussed "investment opportunities" in the country accused of war crimes.

Prisoners with apparently bound hands in a trench in Sri LankaView this article

Sri Lanka ‘End Battle’ Gallery 09 December 2010

A gallery of images from the final bloody days of Sri Lanka’s civil war

The Sri Lankan Government says its investigation into its civil war must be allowed to achieve its objectives. View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: ‘We are investigating the war’ 09 December 2010 Channel 4 News

As calls for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka increase, the Sri Lankan Government tells Channel 4 News its domestic inquiry must be allowed to "achieve its objectives".

Lawyer Julian Knowles says Sri Lanka video is 'astonishing evidence'View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka video is ‘astonishing evidence’ 08 December 2010 Channel 4 News

A leading war crimes lawyer tells Channel 4 News the video apparently showing men taking part in executions in Sri Lanka is "astonishing evidence" and the United Nations must act.

General Kamal Gunaratne, commander of 53 Division View this article

World / Sri Lanka Who are Sri Lanka Army’s 53 Division? 08 December 2010 Channel 4 News

The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence claims 53 Division troops killed Isaipriya, one of the female bodies shown in the video screened by Channel 4 News. But who are they and who was their commander?

Sri Lanka execution video: who are these men? View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ video: who are these men? 02 December 2010 Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News reveals images of the men caught on camera apparently taking part in executions in Sri Lanka, actions a top lawyer has branded "war crimes". Can you help identify the men involved?

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is in London as new war crimes allegations surfaceView this article

World / Sri Lanka UN: Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ video needs investigation 01 December 2010 Channel 4 News

The United Nations tells Channel 4 News new footage of the alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka "deserves more investigation", as Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse visits London.

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse cancels his visit to Oxford amid security concerns (Reuters).View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse Oxford visit cancelled 01 December 2010 Channel 4 News

Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse Oxford Union visit has been cancelled over "security concerns". Channel 4 News last night revealed new footage of an alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka.

WikiLeaks cables show US belief in Sri Lanka 'war crimes' View this article

World / Sri Lanka WikiLeaks: US memo accuses Sri Lanka president of war crimes 01 December 2010 Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News uncovers a WikiLeaks cable which appears to show the United States believes responsibility for alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka rests with its leaders, including President Rajapakse.

Sri Lanka execution video - new war crimes claimsView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka execution video: new war crimes claims 30 November 2010 Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News reveals new footage of the alleged massacre of Tamil prisoners which promoted a UN investigation last year, as the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse arrives in London.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has postponed his UK visit.View this article

World / Sri Lanka Rajapakse’s UK visit postponed 05 November 2010 Channel 4 News

Sri Lankan officials have dismissed reports that President Mahinda Rajapakse cancelled his planned visit to Britain amid fears he would be arrested for alleged war crimes.

Sri Lankan army commandos march in a military parade during the victory day parade in Colombo on June 18, 2010View this article

World / Sri Lanka Questions over Sri Lanka’s victory 24 September 2010 Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller writes on the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s gruelling war with the Tamil Tigers and whether there will be an investigation into the deaths of Tamil civilians during the fighting.

New powers for Sri Lanka presidentView this article

World / Sri Lanka New powers for Sri Lanka president 08 September 2010 Jonathan Miller

As Sri Lanka’s president is given sweeping new powers, the man behind critical posters which have compared him to Hitler has been arrested as Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.

Tamil boy allegedly held captive by Sri Lankan soldiersView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Tamil killings ‘ordered from the top’ 18 May 2010 Jonathan Miller

Exclusive: a senior Sri Lankan army commander and frontline soldier tell Channel 4 News that point-blank executions of Tamils at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war were carried out under orders.

Tamil man in Sri LankaView this article

World / Sri Lanka The ‘Sri Lanka option’ on violent insurgencies 18 May 2010 Jonathan Miller

Sri Lanka’s victory over the Tamil Tigers was so decisive that other nations are now citing the "Sri Lanka option" as a model for crushing rebellion, writes Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Miller.

Picture reportedly of Tamil Tiger leader Selvarasa Pathmanathan (credit:Reuters)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Exclusive interview: leader of the Tamil Tigers 17 May 2010 Channel 4 News

Two months after the Tamil Tigers’ leader was killed in the final push that ended Sri Lanka’s civil war, his successor gave his only face to face television interview to Channel 4 News.

Sri Lankan refugees. (Reuters)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Claims of abuse in Sri Lanka’s Tamil refugee camps 05 May 2010 Nick Paton Walsh

Reports Channel 4 News on sexual abuse and disappearances from the Tamil refugee camp in the Sri Lankan city of Vavuniya led to Asia correspondent Nick Paton Walsh being expelled from the country.

Former army commander and presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka (credit:Reuters)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Fonseka: ‘I will never give up’ 16 March 2010 Jonathan Miller

Exclusive: Former army commander and presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka, who faces charges in a military court, tells Channel 4 News from his Sri Lanka prison cell that he is being set up.

Video shown on Channel 4 News apparently of Sri Lanka soldiers executing TamilsView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka footage: behind the UN verdict 02 February 2010 Channel 4 News

In January 2010, the UN released a report into video shown on Channel 4 News apparently of Sri Lanka soldiers executing Tamils. Foreign Editor Ben De Pear describes the events that led to the verdict.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaska wins re-electionView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Rajapaska wins re-election 27 January 2010 Channel 4 News

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse is declared the winner of yesterday’s elections although his main rival, General Fonseka, rejected the result.

Sri Lankan soldier (credit:Reuters)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka execution video ‘appears authentic’ 07 January 2010 Channel 4 News

Sri Lankan officials branded as fake the video of alleged executions by Sri Lankan Armed Forces broadcast by Channel 4 News, but a UN investigation said it "appears authentic".

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha, spokesman for Sri Lanka's ministry of disaster managementView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka official hits back at abuse claims 11 September 2009

The spokesman for Sri Lanka’s ministry of disaster management responds to claims that his country was involved in human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings.

Screenshot from the video footage apparently showing government troops summarily executing Tamils during the final push of the warView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka execution video: evidence of war crimes? 25 August 2009 Jonathan Miller

Three months after Sri Lanka declared victory over the Tamil Tigers, Channel 4 News broadcast footage apparently showing government troops summarily executing Tamils during the final push of the war.

A wounded displaced Tamil child sleeps on the floor of a hospital in Chettikulam, northern Sri Lanka. (Getty)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: fresh Tamil casualty claims 17 June 2009 Jonathan Miller

A doctor working with injured and displaced Tamils in northern Sri Lanka tells Channel 4 News that there may be as many as 20,000 amputees among those who fled attacks.

Sri Lanka declares victory over Tamil TigersView this article

World / Sri Lanka Sri Lanka declares victory over Tamil Tigers 19 May 2009 Channel 4 News

Sri Lanka claims victory over the Tamil Tigers as her forces meet on a beach to surround the last rebel-held territory. Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Tamil Tiger flag (credit:reuters)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Exclusive interview: Tamil leaders concede defeat 17 May 2009 Alex Thomson

On the day that the Tamil Tigers conceded defeat after 26 years of war, a senior LTTE leader exclusively tells Channel 4 News its last fighters would lay down their arms, but will not surrender.

Sri Lankan refugees (credit:Getty Images)View this article

World / Sri Lanka Satellite images show scale of Sri Lanka’s refugee crisis 12 May 2009 Channel 4 News

As fighting in Sri Lanka intensified, Channel 4 News obtained exclusive satellite photos showing the dramatic movement of refugees as they fled repeated bombardment.

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