Disprove analysis on Channel 4 video clip, says expert
The Australia based world renowned expert in video cording Siri
Hewawitharana has challenged the UN to disprove his analysis into the
fake video clip of Channel 4.
Hewawitharana made this comment following the remarks made by the
Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Prof. Philip Alston, who claimed that the response of the Government on
the issue was prompt but `not impartial’ as military officials are
involved in the findings.
“I can tell the good Professor that if he is to put his experts
against my conclusion I am happy to see any of them do any rebuttal of
Since he is an academic he should know, the way Science and
Engineering research works since we got qualifications from the same
country. He said that Channel 4 got non linear editors from Broadcast
companies and if they care to put this video on, these editors would
have seen the forgery of the editing parts within a few seconds.
“So why are we wasting time here”, Hewawitharana said adding that
Prof. Alston insults not only the Sri Lankan nation with lies and
innuendoes, but is also questioning science and engineering.
Meanwhile, the Government acknowledged Prof. Alston’s remark about
prompt action to investigate the issue and come up with the results
within two weeks of the airing of the video. But the Government regrets
that Prof. Alston has characterised the professional investigation as
not independent merely because the experts concerned were Sri Lankan.