Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished
First Broadcast: 10.55PM Wed 14 March 2012

In 2011 Channel 4 exposed damning evidence of atrocities committed in the war in Sri Lanka. Jon Snow presents this powerful follow-up film, revealing new video evidence as well as contemporaneous documents, eye-witness accounts, photographic stills and videos relating to how exactly events unfolded during the final days of the civil war.

The film forensically examines four specific cases and investigates who was responsible.

The four cases include: the deliberate heavy shelling of civilians and a hospital in the 'No Fire Zone'; the strategic denial of food and medicine to hundreds and thousands of trapped civilians - defying the legal obligation to allow humanitarian aid into a war zone; the killing of civilians during the 'rescue mission'; and the systematic execution of naked and bound LTTE prisoners - featuring new chilling video footage of a 12-year-old boy who has been brutally executed.

This painstaking investigation traces ultimate responsibility up to the highest echelons of the chain of command, asking questions of both President Rajapaska and his brother, the Defence Secretary.

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    1. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished Wed 14 Mar 2012

      In 2011 Channel 4 exposed damning evidence of atrocities committed in the war in Sri Lanka. Jon Snow presents this…

      • Disturbing and distressing descriptions and film of the shelling of civilians, executions and atrocities
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    2. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Sri Lanka's Killing Fields Tue 14 Jun 2011

      Jon Snow presents a forensic investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the…

      • With disturbing and distressing descriptions and film of executions, atrocities and the shelling of civilians

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A hard-hitting investigation into the final weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war, featuring devastating video evidence of horrific war crimes