Documentary about Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force (STF) is available on Youtube – many thanks to Lankika who kindly posted the links in a comment. The documentary is part of a series called “Chris Ryan’s Elite World Cops” aired on the Bravo channel. This episode of the documentary follows ex SAS member Chris Ryan interviewing and training with the Sri Lankan STF.
The episode is chopped up into 5 segments (due to the limits of the permitted running time on you tube). On my creaky Sri Lankan broadband link the segment I watched took a while to load. Managed to watch all of part 2.
The degree of access granted to the cameras is quite impressive. The discussion seems quite detailed in terms of layman terms But I doubt if there drills and techniques reveal any secrets. The Sri Lankan blogopshere’s reluctant defence correspondent will most likely know better.
The Bravo channel’s motto is “Bravo – Entertaining Men Since 1985” catering to
“male viewers with a target demographic of 18-35. It is a gritty channel, offering comedy, drama and real-life”
Essentially not your NGO “peacenik” audience 😉
I have no idea about the copyright issues of this stuff being posted on online.
Anyway here are the links. Hope the six pack is nearby 😉
- Part 1 – mainly introductory stuff that is only useful if you don’t know where Sri Lanka is
- Part 2 – Jungle patrol stuff plus short interview with STF officer/trainer
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5