Update : Video: Channel 4 Director Callum Macrae faces a media briefing in Colombo

Monday, 11 November 2013 - 15:34

Director of Channel 4 Callum McRae who is in Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting also arrived at the press conference accompanied by 3 other representatives of Channel 4 to cover the press conference.

In response to a question raised by local journalists, Callum McRae stated that if he receives further evidence he is prepared to create another documentary regarding Sri Lanka.

Update : Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - 7:23 PM
A secret exposed of Callum Macrae’s Sri Lanka visit

The National Peace Building Guild alleges that the members of Channel 4 including Callum McRae have arrived in the island to create another documentary against the country.


The representatives of Channel 4 arrived at the Bandaranaike International airport yesterday and the National Peace Building Guild engaged in a protest against them on the airport premises.


Speaking to our news team, committee member of the guild Ranjith Witharana stated that despite many patriotic movements existing in the country, no other such organization managed to hold a protest against McRae.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - 1:06 PM
Channel 4 Director Callum Macrae arrives in the country - Protests held in Katunayake and Colombo

Controversial Channel 4 film director Callum Macrae arrived in the country for a CHOGM media coverage.


Our Airport correspondent said that Macrae along with a media crew were flown in by a British Airway plane.


Channel 4 screened 3 documentaries on the alleged war crimes during the final phase of the war against the LTTE on 2 occasions.


One documentary in which Sri Lankan security forces allegedly killed a powerful LTTE female member is included in these 3 films.


Having screened the 3 films, Callum Macrae said that his documentaries would convey a message to the Commonwealth Leaders who will participate in the CHOGM in Sri Lanka.


However Callum Macrae was disappointed in his effort to screen his anti-Sri Lankan documentary in New Delhi as Indian government refused visa to Macrae recently.


Despite Indian government decision to deny visa to Macrae, Sri Lankan government decided to grant him visa to cover the CHOGM being held in Colombo.


However, when Callum Macrae and his crew from Channel Four arrived in the island today, the National Peace Building Guild staged a protest near the departure terminal of Katunayake airport against issuing visa for them.


The representatives of the guild continued their protest before a leading hotel in Union Place accommodating the Channel Four crew.

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