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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Australian SBS reporter produced fiction ..........

[b]Australian SBS reporter produced fiction from his imagination – Col. Karuna's group[/b]

[b]Colombo, 02 May, ([/b] Aaron Lewis, the reporter who put together the telecast program "Sri Lanka’s Shadow War" on Special Broadcasting Corporation (SBS), based in Sydney Australia, has been accused of using his imagination to produce fiction by the TamilEela Makal Viduthalai Pulikal (the breakaway group from the LTTE led by Col. Karuna).

Reporter Lewis’s feature was broadcast on April 19, 2006 on Dateline. He visited the east and claimed that he was taken to a camp of Col Karuna’s Group and dropped near a Sri Lanka Army checkpoint.

Accusing Aaron Lewis of airing LTTE propaganda, Pradeep, Secretary General of the TMVP office in Batticoloa, has written to the SBS saying that there isn't a single cadre from Karuna Group in the footage shown by him. "All of them belong to the LTTE. Nor was Lewis taken by them to any Karuna camp as alleged in the report," said Pradeep.

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