Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Kariyawasam on Thursday, Feb 21 said, "Prabhakaran's son could have been killed in crossfire while he was in a small bunker. There is no need for an international probe."
According to Kariyawasam, the documentary released by Channel 4
is nothing but a propaganda by LTTE supporters to malign Sri
Lanka's image ahead of the crucial United Nation's Human Rights
Council meet at Geneva in Mar 2013.
Rejecting to accept all charges against Sri Lankan military and 12-year-old Balachandran's death, the commissioner said, "Indian Tamil leaders should visit Lanka to see progress. There is no Ealam."
"Sentiments in Tamil Nadu are worrying. We cannot tell India how to vote in Geneva. It is a responsible regional power," said Kariyawasam while commenting on Tamil Nadu CM's demand of treating the matter in International Court as a war crime.
However, External Affair Minister, Salman Khurshid did not clarify India's stand on the controversial issue. Khurshid was quoted as saying, Can't say that what is shown is authentic. We did see pictures shown sometime ago and therefore to comment on hearsay would not be possible."
"As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, we are constantly in engagement with Sri Lanka. We are important neighbours, we are important partners. We have good friendship. The concerns that people have felt was reflected in our previous engagements," Khurshid added further.
Recently, Channel 4 in UK released few pictures which is a part of documentary titled -No War Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. The documentary will be screened at the meeting in Geneva.
The photos show how Balachandran was given snacks before his execution at a camp operated by Sri Lankan security forces. [See shocking pictures released by Channel 4]
In a column of The Hindu, the director of the Channel 4 documentary, Callum Macrae wrote, "The new photographs are particularly important evidentially, because they prove that Balachandran was not killed in crossfire, or in a battle. His death was deliberate and calculated."
"The pictures fill in chilling details on the circumstances of his murder - and leave the Sri Lankan government with yet more questions to answer about just how systematic the executions at the end of the war appear to have been," he added.