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Webcast: 'My Daugther The Terrorist'

December 14th, 2009
12:53 PM ET

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  1. Natasha

    Nice video, as I have mentioned on the article, CNN has once again proven its leadership in world news by reporting on unreported areas around the world. Sri Lanka must give Tamils a political solution without committing genocide against this defenseless population.

    This is the same that is happening around the world, where a rebel group is formed as a biproduct of injustice and genocide by the state government.

    My sympathy goes for the Tamil civilians.

    Human Rights Activist

    December 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  2. Sandra Fernando

    This is a reasonably balanced piece of reporting given its minute focus. I suppose, in order to get the best in a reporting context, the focus must be minute. The problem with a minute focus is that readers assume that that is the fullest extent of the horizon. There has been a great deal of reporting on one side of the tragedy. Would anyone consider following the survivor/family of a victim of a Tiger bombing raid on some Southern location? Or does that not rate as sufficiently newsworthy?

    December 15, 2009 at 2:57 am | Reply
  3. Mahrokh P

    This is what real reporting is all about.
    Thank you, keep up the good work.

    December 15, 2009 at 4:49 am | Reply
  4. Yvette

    Sandra: considering that organizations like the Tigers that have been deemed "terrorist" are automatically assumed to be so, and are assumed to be evil, the documentary is providing a new angle and insight.

    December 15, 2009 at 5:41 am | Reply
  5. Brian

    Blowing up yourself and takng innocents with you is a true face of evil. My heart goes out to all the civilians who lost sons and daughters, mothers and fathers to hatred in human form.

    December 15, 2009 at 6:24 am | Reply
  6. Al Kasturi

    This story is a quick glimpse into one small part of a very complicated fabric of Sri Lankan society. To me the piece glorifies the very notion of suicide bombing and almost gives the reader/listener an affirmation that this is a viable way to fight back. Where does the word "peace" weigh in? Oh, please don't tell me that the successive Sri Lankan governments never tried peace during the last two decades. Most recently in 2002. What did the LTTE do? They armed themselves to the teeth and waist, literally. So let's ask ourselves, "What is the value of a human life?" Given that the ratio of suicide bombers to its victims is about 1:20, how do we divide up the value of life? The video and the accompanying article seem to suggest that it should be about 20:1, with the odds heavily on the side of the suicide bombers! Mind you, this article does not even include the armed forces personnel who sacrificed their lives to see an end to this conflict. Remember, most of them came from the poor of the poorest. The war is over for good! Let us now start on a path to peace. The Sri Lankan government is doing the best to come up with a viable solution, although not a perfect one. A good solution cannot be achieved unless we revisit the Sri Lankan constitution and put in place laws that would prevent future injustice to all communities. Unfortunately, we don’t have many good constitutional examples to follow. The US Constitution might be a good start.

    December 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  7. Chuck


    The story of the sourthern (Sinhalese) population of Sri Lanka is what the whole world has been hearing all the time. How about we hear more about the Northern (Tamil) population story about how the Sri Lankan government bomed, raped, tortured, mudered, deprived them of rights in thier own homeland, colonized etc for the last 61 years (the Tamils fought back politically for 34 years and when all hopes were lost they took arms). Or does there story/opinion/aspirations not newsworthy or worthy to you?

    Here is a video taken from 1984 by 60 minutes Australia
    The Hidden Conflict

    December 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  8. Chuck

    Al Kasturi,

    Can you please ask what is the value of human life from the Sri Lankan government when they execute people like this and let us know what they have to say.

    Sri Lankan war crimes video is authentic, Times investigation finds

    December 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  9. Ranaviru

    I always wander, when I see these types of documentary films, what would be the film makers intentions or what he is try to achieve? Are they trying to make a grip viewing film packed with violent actions and sensitive dialogs with twisted emotions so that they could show this to a panel of judges or to an audience so that they can win some prizes and become famous to make more films and make money! Or, they sincerely wanted to pass a message to the public about the Tamil course. If the intentions were latter, I personally don't think its fair and the film has not achieve anything. The war is now over. For all practical purposes the Tamils are living peacefully and enjoying their democratic rights with other races and under one government , Sinhalese as well as Tamils in South as well as in the North does not have to have any fear of suicide bombers any more. F.Y.I Last thiry years they deployed about two thousand SB and killed thousands of civilians in the south.
    If they wanted become famous directors and film makers using this unfortunate situations in SL and that remain to be seen.

    December 15, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  10. Nabeela

    At Ranaviru,

    Regarding your reasons on why we see reports of violence:

    Case 1: I doubt reporting of the nature you described is done mostly for glory and prizes. Reporters put their lives on the line to inform people like me watching from the confines of my house.

    Case 2: You seem to imply that now that there's a shot at peace all such reporting is trivial. I don't think Sri Lanka would be doing itself any favours by forgetting at what cost it came to where it is today. The memories of a painful WWI and WWII is what makes Europe more reluctant to wage war than the US.

    December 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  11. ahmed abbas

    One time this LTTE group came to Muslim MOUSQUE, eastern province in Sri Lanka they shooted all in, in side the MOUSQUE while they are praying, but srilankan Muslim never had a any problem with LTTE, they killed innocent Muslim People

    December 16, 2009 at 10:20 am | Reply
  12. Theepan

    i think this is the time all the media relaize that this is the bigest issue. please keep up the good work. tamil will be free if you are bring them to the bright.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Reply
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