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LTTE chief's son's death: Filmmaker claims he has more evidence

Feb 20, 2013 08:47 AM IST India India

New Delhi: The US plans to introduce resolution on Sri Lankan war atrocities at the United Nations meet after report on cold-blooded murder of LTTE Chief Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son. Meanwhile, 'No Fire Zone' documentary maker Callum Macrae told CNN-IBN that he has more evidence of atrocities on tape.

The US plans to introduce its own resolution on the issue at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. This comes a day after a new report by UK's Channel 4 showed how late LTTE Chief Prabhakaran's son was killed allegedly by the Lankan army in 2009. A series of pictures show him in an army truck, eating a few biscuits and soon after you can see him dead with five bullet wounds.

US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, "At the end of this conflict, we support a full accounting for all who are engaged in acts that violated international humanitarian law."

However, the Sri Lankan government has dismissed the claims saying the photographs have no credibility and that the boy was killed in cross-fire.

But the maker of the documentary Callum Macrae claims that he has more evidence of atrocities on tape. Macrae said that India should take a stand as the Sri Lankan government is reluctant to probe.

The filmaker also wants that the army role should be reduced in the Lankan government. Macrae claims the boy was "killed in cold blood", and said that he has ample proof of atrocity" and added that the "killing is a systematic one" and the execution needs condoning".

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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