Important Clarification: JDS responds to false accusations

The Sri Lankan government, instead of facing the evidence of the video clip incriminating its Armed forces and taking action to find the guilty, has started an action against the Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) - to shoot the messenger rather - than examine the evidence. And, now the Sri Lankan government and its various fellow travellers have gone one step further and launched a venomous vilification campaign against other people and organisations that are not party to actions of the JDS.

Because of real danger caused by the continuous stream of articles in the Sinhala press in Sri Lanka to individuals in the INSD (International Network of Sri Lankan Diaspora) we want to clarify that the JDS, on its formation, had requested the INSD to allow us to temporarily use their Berlin mailing address as a 'care of' address for our post - until we secured our own facilities. This they kindly allowed. There is no other relationship between the two organizations.

Executive Committee
Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka