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Feb 20, 2013 at 08:56am IST

Sri Lankan govt rejects report of LTTE chief Prabhakaran's son's murder, calls the film motivated

New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has rejected a report on the army's cold-blooded murder of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12-year old son. A British documentary had earlier shown photos of the late LTTE chief's son being fed while in the Sri Lankan government's custody. The next set of pictures show him shot dead with five bullet wounds.

The Sri Lankan government dismissed the claims after saying the photographs have no credibility. They also added that the the film was motivated. Sri Lanka High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said, "Repeat of the same allegation that came up last year in the same time. We find its diabolical because it seems to be motivated for a particular purpose of influencing the debate in the Human Right's council in the Sri Lanka situation. They died fighting the Sri Lankan forces so his child must have died in crossfire - we don't think it has any credibility.

The documentary 'No Fire Zone' has set off a new round of protests over alleged human rights violation by Sri Lanka forces during 2009. Groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty now are demanding that the film be taken up by the United Nations as evidence.

The killing fields of Sri Lanka' is to be aired in Geneva at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March. The pictures have once again raised questions over the conduct of Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the operation against Tamil Tiger rebels and is another blow for the government in its attempts to head off a critical resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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