Sri Lanka has largely fallen off the media radar despite the human rights situation for Tamils in the country remaining dire.
Britain’s Channel 4 led the way this year with some fine reporting on the massacres.
Just three months after the Sri Lankan government declared the country liberated from the Tamil Tigers, video footage has emerged apparently showing government troops summarily executing Tamils.
Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka, which obtained the material, said it was filmed in January – when the international media were prevented by the Sri Lankan government from covering the conflict zone.
Australia’s role in this disgrace is long and shameful.
Sydney University has organised a forum next week, on 31 August, to highlight the “human rights emergency” for Tamils in Sri Lanka.