World Food agenda (WFP) country director for Sri Lanka , Mr. Adnan Khan today (Dec 10) apologized to the Sri Lankan government over a story filed by the BBC Sinhala repair calling Sri Lanka a Somalia.
The BBC Sinhala service paddling on its not so concealed agenda, had quoted a remark made by one Mr. John Cambell, a WFP envoy in non-liberated areas that "conditions for displaced people there are as basic as in Somalia".
Mr. Khan meeting with Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today at the Defence Ministry treated with disdain this diabolical lie dispersed by the BBC Sinhala Service and said he would launch a special question to the matter. Also, he said the WFP would issue an official declaration clarifying the facts in the close to future.
Meanwhile, the BBC with its known involvement with the Goebbelsian propaganda of the LTTE terrorists, or the "Tamil Tiger rebels " has further distorted facts by complexion the story with a brief foreword to Somalia.
"Somalia has been without an effectual central government since President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991. Years of fighting in the African nation between rival warlords and an incapability to deal with famine and illness have led to the deaths of up to one million people", says the BBC story.
The defence.lk calls this an abominable attempt by the BBC Sinhala service to give the incorrect impression about its intended audience that Sri Lanka too has identical conditions.
The truth that is intentionally concealed by the BBC Sinhala service is that the sufferings of the civilians are artificially created by the LTTE terrorists to win international understanding for their cause. In reality, these IDPs are the human shield held by the terrorists for the safety of their psychopathic chief V. Prabhakaran. The 'rebel held area" in BBC's terms is not more than a hiding place for the terrorists. All public services including health, education, transport, banks and administration are maintained by the central government. Even the terrorist chief is fed on food sent by the government. It is the medicine sent through the government that keeps his diabetes torn body alive.
While acknowledging the saying that facts are sacred and comments is free, defence.lk believes that responsible journalism should strive to piece jointly a fuller picture of the issue. The BBC's story on Sri Lankan IDPs has obviously been filed with vicious intent to dull the good image of the country and the government, without any foundation in fact.
To all visible people who might have been prejudiced by this diabolical lie, defence.lk publishes the following pictures, that show civilians who had sought safe haven with the safety forces yesterday (Dec 9). They had escaped the LTTE run mono-ethnic blaze in the Wanni at the risk of their lives. Do they by any means portray hapless figures of the particular country mentioned by BBC?
Finally, we request all interested in Sri Lanka to make a thorough study on the conflict as well as on the nature of the LTTE terrorists when making assumptions on our country. Assumptions made on a cursory glance, often based on one-sided stories filed by the global media would certainly make you wounded of their hidden agendas.
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