It has been a very busy and important week - and events in Geneva were very successful, I'll upload a fuller update on all of that in the next couple of days - but in view of a couple of recent reports in the Indian press in relation to the recent DMK demonstrations I did want to make one thing clear just now.
“I was telephoned at my home in England on Tuesday and spoke to DMK President MR Karunanidhi and Mr Stalin who, through the services of a translator, thanked me for making the film. In return I thanked them for their good wishes and explained that as a journalist and film-maker I was simply doing my job.
“Although I appreciated their kind words, I must stress that I did not express any views at all on the demonstrations in Chennai – indeed I only heard about those demonstrations for the first time today, a full day after the gentlemen called me.
I hope all people of goodwill will continue to call for justice and truth in Sri Lanka, and that is why I am happy to talk to people of all political parties - but as a journalist and film-maker I certainly would not want to endorse any one particular party, demonstration or political party meeting in India. That would be inappropriate, wrong and I would not do it. I am confident that the DMK and other parties and groups understand my position. "