Download The Sri Lankan government has carefully controlled media access for many years and did not allow the foreign media to freely cover the last stages of the civil war.
A United Nations report has painted a brutal picture of the final months of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009.
The report accuses the government forces of killing tens of thousands of civilians through indiscriminate shelling.
It also says Tamil Tiger rebels use people as human shields.
Last week on the program we heard details from the Gordon Weiss the former spokesman for the UN in Sri Lanka.
“I believe that government forces for whatever reason shelled UN positions and also shelled dangerously close to international Red Cross positions and importantly the report has said that the government systematically shelled hospitals and medical points that were being used to treat civilians inside the siege zone and it says that the government systematically deprived more than 300,000 civilians were trapped inside this siege of humanitarian aid.”
Sri Lanka's military has denied it deliberately targeted civilian areas.
Lakshman Hulugalle is the media director-general, at Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence.
He is speaking speaking with Sen Lam of Radio Australia.