Published on 13 Mar 2012 Sections ,

Sri Lanka film sparks Indian parliament debate

India’s parliament erupted in uproar today when opposition MPs challenged the government’s reluctance to confront Sri Lanka over allegations of war crimes, brought to light by a Channel 4 film.

New evidence of war crimes will be aired on a Channel 4 documentary tomorrow night, which includes chilling video evidence of five men and a child who have been executed.

A UN resolution is currently being debated which calls on Sri Lanka to further investigate allegations and report back to the UN.

Callum Macrae, director of the documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – War Crimes Unpunished, told Channel 4 News: “India has avoided taking a decision on the UN resolution.

“The uproar today came mostly from opposition MPs in the huge Tamil south of India, and they are demanding that India take a clear stand in support of the UN resolution.”

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – War Crimes Unpunished, will be aired on Channel 4 tomorrow night at 10.55pm.