The main ‘actress’ in the Channel4 film was a LTTE cadre since
January 2008 despite what the film states while she was also known by multiple
names, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva
stated at a conference in New York.
The Channel4 film which states that the journalist known as
Issipriya was helping the LTTE’s final effort in the last six months and served
as a journalist for their official TV channel but Maj. Gen. Silva stated that
this was in fact not true and that she was more actively involved since 2008.
Addressing a gathering of representatives from Humanitarian
Organizations he also stated that the footage of the aerial bombings clearly
show the bombing of jungle areas although the film maker shows different images
of the aftermath.
He also added that the footage taken of civilians in trenches was clear signs of production and could not be authentic.