Sri Lanka war film released online in India after censorship


As a response to the attempts by the authorities in India, Malaysia and Nepal to prevent No Fire Zone being seen we have taken the decision to make the film freely available online to the people of those countries. As a further response to the strenuous misinformation campaign directed at NO FIRE ZONE by the Sri Lankan authorities we have also decided to make the film freely available in Sri Lanka.

The latest version of the film can be seen in those countries in its English version and also the original version with Hindi subtitles (see above). We will be uploading a Hindi subtitled version of the latest film as soon as possible.


For people in many other countries the original version of the film can be seen in two ways:-

Firstly it can be streamed via Distrify (all the profits from this go straight to the campaign)

Alternatively you can download the channel 4 app designed for IPAD and Android tablets (we will be adding more countries as time goes on).

These Apps can be downloaded here:-

No Fire Zone App for Android Tablets

No Fire Zone App for IPAD


In addition for a short introduction to the issues (which is also suitable for school/educational purposes and does not contain distressing images) you can view our online presentation at

No Fire Zone on Prezzi


If you would like to help the campaign, you can make a donation here

Sri Lanka war film released online in India after censorship[ AFP ][ Feb 23 17:06 GMT ]

The director of a controversial war film on Sri Lanka streamed it free online in India today, after censors banned its theatrical release over fears it may strain friendly ties with Colombo. Callum Macrae, the British director of “No Fire Zone: The killing fields of Sri Lanka”, said the film will also be available free in Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka – the other countries where its general screening has been banned. [ full story |

Diplomats fear Australia will wreck UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes[ SMH ][ Feb 23 17:08 GMT ]

Diplomats preparing for the UN Human Rights Council next month have expressed concern Australia is working to ”actively undermine” a push for an international inquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, because of Australia’s eagerness to co-operate with the country’s leaders on asylum seekers. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in November his government would give Sri Lanka two Bay-class patrol boats, at a cost of $2 million, to help the country stem the flow of asylum seekers to Australia. It is part of a wider agreement between the two countries, which has led to the Sri Lankan navy, with Australia’s help, intercepting boats trying to depart the Sri Lankan coast and returning them. [ full story |

Former Sri Lankan military officer Dinesh Perera now acting operations manager of Manus Island detention centre[ ABC ][ Feb 24 10:56 GMT ]

Human rights and asylum seeker advocates are condemning a decision to employ a former Sri Lankan military officer as the acting operations manager of the Manus Island detention centre. The ABC has confirmed that Dinesh Perera has been running the facility for the G4S security company.”Contracts with G4S, and other service providers at OPCs, contain clauses requiring that all personnel employed are, and remain, of good character, demonstrate good conduct, have all relevant Australian Federal Police clearance and are suitably trained to undertake roles,” the spokesperson said. [ full story |

Tamil Nadu will counter Centre’s plea in SC against release of 4 Rajiv assassins: Jayalalithaa[ Times of India ][ Feb 24 13:40 GMT ]

AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the state government would counter the Centre’s plea in the Supreme Court that challenged the move to release four convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. “We will counter it in the court,” she told reporters when she visited the party headquarters on the occasion of her 66th birthday. [ full story |

Sri Lanka warns of US threat to South Asia[ Xinhua ][ Feb 24 13:42 GMT ]

The Sri Lankan Government on Sunday warned that the USGovernment may pose a threat to the entire South Asian region. Sri Lanka’s National languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara urged South Asian countries not to leave room for the United States to pass a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month. The minister warned that Washington may attempt to use the resolution to force a change of government in Sri Lanka. He said that interfering in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs could be the first step by the United States to interfere in the South Asian region. [ full story |

Amnesty urges India to revoke ban on Sri Lankan war documentary[ Hindu ][ Feb 24 16:21 GMT ]

Amnesty International India on Monday urged the Central Board of Film Certification and the Government to “swiftly remove the ban’’ on the film `No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ – a documentary on the last phase of the war between the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE in early 2009. Questioning the CBFC decision, Amnesty in a statement said the refusal of certification for the theatre release of the film was an attack on the freedom of speech and information in India. [ full story |

Festering wounds of Sri Lanka’s war[ Al Jazeera ][ Feb 24 13:43 GMT ]

“The shells fell like rain,” Ajanthan tells me. He laughs now talking about it, but it’s not a laughter that I recognise. It’s a laughter of sheer astonishment that he even survived to tell the tale. Ajanthan joined the Tamil Tigers in 2006 after the rebels instituted a one-person-per-family draft. “My younger brothers were all in school,” he tells me. “My older brother had already been with the Tigers in the 1990s, and was now married. So, I joined.” He stayed with the Tigers until the end, and reflects with sadness on the number of combatants who died in the final battles. [ full story |

India likely to back UN war crimes investigation of Sri Lanka[ Press TV ][ Feb 24 15:19 GMT ]

A leaked report from India states that the government will back the inquiry into war crimes against Sri Lanka when the case reaches the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) next month.Sri Lanka will long be known for its atrocious acts against Tamil civilians who were directed to enter so-called “No Fire Zones” and then ruthlessly attacked by artillery. [ full story |