Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’: the evidence
As the UN prepares to launch an inquiry into allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, Channel 4 News presents the evidence collected by this programme over the past five years.
Since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, in which atrocities are reported to have been committed by both the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, Channel 4 News has aired shocking footage of alleged violations.
The footage includes evidence of prisoner executions, sexual violence and the targeting of civilians.
Below, Channel 4 News presents the evidence that may be of interest to the UN inquiry collected since the war’s end in 2009 (warning, videos contain footage that viewers may find distressing).