Tag Archives: Interview

BBC Hard Talk on British Intervention in Sri Lanka

BBC’s Hard Talk has an interview with Des Browne, the special envoy for Sri Lanka of the British Government on Britain’s involvement and relations with Sri Lanka during and immediately after the last phase of the military conflict. An interesting conversation.

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Interview with Daya Master and George

The interview was carried by the ITN a couple of days ago. The Interview is now available on youtube. 

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Part 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Al-jazera has a report on the interview. The Army website too has a downloadable video of the interview. (WMV)

Dr. Palitha Kohana Responds to M.I.A.

Dr. Palitha Kohana responds to M.I.A.’s allegations of  ‘genocide’ of Tamils in Sri Lanka on the Travis Smiley Show.  His full comments are included below.

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Part 2: (there’s some overlap)

Before the Kohana interview, Travis interviewed Ravi Nessman, the beuru chief for the Associated Press in Sri Lanka about the media-blackout in the war zones.  Also see the M.I.A.’s interview with Travis Part1 and Part2

The Gotabhaya Interview

In an interview with the state-run ITN channel, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse slams media organizations, accusing  some journalists of being terrorists. 

The defence Secretary also singles out the Maharajah (Sirasa) Network, calling it the ‘voice of tigers’ in the south and the alleges that the attack on the MTV premises is  self-inflicted to gain sympathy and to collect Insurance. 

Further,  the secretary calls Chevaan Daniel, the channel head of MTV, a terrorist, citing his comments given to CNN following the attacks on the MTV studios. The Defence Secretary goes on to announce that Mr. Daniel would be put behind bars after the investigations are over.  Since the interview, Mr.Daniel has fled the country.

The interview is available on Youtube in Sinhala and was given on the 7th of January 2009, a day before the assassination of the Sunday Leader Editor, Lasantha wickramatunga

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