Boycott Sri Lankan sports, Tamils urge

August 8, 2009 Comments Off on Boycott Sri Lankan sports, Tamils urge

Toronto Sun : Boycott Sri Lankan sports, Tamils urge
New Zealand should scrap its friendly cricket tour of Sri Lanka.

Indeed, Tamil protesters are now calling for a worldwide boycott of Sri Lankan sports and products until alleged human rights abuses end.

A small group of Tamil protesters yesterday held a subdued vigil outside the Sutton Place Hotel, where New Zealand maintained a consulate facility, to protest the Blackcaps elite cricket team playing Sri Lanka’s team.

Protesters say there should be an international boycott of Sri Lanka, until at least human-rights organizations and non-governmental organizations can enter camps to ensure those displaced during the civil war are well and sent home.
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24 Hours Toronto e-edition – go to page 3.

Tamils Rally Worldwide

February 22, 2009 Comments Off on Tamils Rally Worldwide

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

FIGHTING FOR PEACE: Supporters of the Solidarity Group for Peace and Justice in Sri Lanka held a protest in Durban last week to create awareness of human right violations on the island. Picture: JACKIE CLAUSEN

Canberra, Australia
Associated Press – Tamil protesters march to embassies

Tamil protesters in Canberra
Australian Tamils have marched on embassies in Canberra demanding an end to violence in Sri Lanka.
Washington DC, USA
A young protestor yells out her protest chants towards US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Geneva, Switzerland

SL Rejects Int'l Calls for Ceasefire

February 6, 2009 Comments Off on SL Rejects Int'l Calls for Ceasefire

Despite calls from the UN, human rights groups, governments and even the Pope, the SL regime has rejected calls for a ceasefire.

NY Times: Sri Lanka Rejects Call for Truce, Saying Defeat of Rebels Is Near

Guardian UK: Sri Lanka rejects international call for ceasefire with Tamil Tigers

The International Community’s calls are falling on deaf ears! Or rather, arrogant cruel racist inhumane ears…

NZ Foreign Minister wants ceasefire

February 5, 2009 Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister wants ceasefire

Both sides of the Sri Lankan civil war must agree to a ceasefire and return to negotiations for the sake of their own people, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

“On the eve of Sri Lankan Independence Day celebrations, New Zealand supports the United States and other nations in calling for an end to the fighting so that a lasting solution can be found,” Mr McCully said.

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