Ofcom clears Sri Lanka film

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A Channel 4 documentary about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka has been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code. The regulator Ofcom, which received 118 complaints about Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, said its content did not exceed what a Channel 4 audience would have expected.

The programme focused on a United Nations investigation into events in the final weeks of Sri Lanka's civil war in 2009. There were complaints of impartiality, offensiveness and broadcasting misleading material.

It was screened after the 9pm watershed and came with a prior "health warning" about content.