Video: Grim scenes at Sri Lankan camps

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Channel 4 News reports from a camp in the northern Sri Lankan city of Vavuniya, where Tamil refugees have been taken.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Nihal Jayasinghe Channel 4

Shocking claims have emerged of shortages of food and water, dead bodies left where they have fallen, women separated from their families, and even sexual abuse. 

This programme obtained the first independently filmed pictures from the internment camps set up by the Sri Lankan government to house Tamils who have fled the country's civil war.

See full Video Documentary (by Channel 4's Nick Paton Walsh) below:

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Following the exposure of the video footage above, Channel 4 News also managed to interview Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in London, Mr. Nihal Jayasinghe. The High Commissioner denied that the reportage was accurate, whilst however admitting that the government would not allow "media men" free access to the IDP camps until it deemed the conditions inside the camps as "suitable for public viewing."

See full interview below:

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