UK broadcaster Channel 4 is airing ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, a harrowing documentary exposing shocking new evidence of war crimes committed during the closing days of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009.
What new footage and new evidence of war crimes is in the Channel 4 documentary?
• Previously unaired mobile phone footage of point-blank extrajudicial executions of three people, including a woman.
• Previously unaired mobile phone footage of dead Tamil Tigers, including women,,that suggests sexual abuse.
• First video testimony of a Tamil woman who says she and her daughter were gang-raped by Sri Lankan Army soldiers.
• Evidence and testimony that the Sri Lankan Army systematically and knowingly bombed hospitals and civilians, with the oversight of senior military and government officials.
How significant is it that a woman speaks out about allegations of rape?
Such testimony is very rare, due to a fear of reprisal and the stigma attached to rape.