Sri Lanka protest over UN war abuses resolution

[BBC] Protests are being held across Sri Lanka against plans by Western nations to sponsor a UN motion calling for a probe into abuses during the civil war. [Full Story]

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Sri Lanka protesting university students evicted

[BBC] Thousands of protesting students have been evicted from the campus of one of Sri Lanka’s main universities following a court order. [Full Story]

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Sri Lanka: Protest in Jaffna over “disappearances”

[World Socialist] Amid police and military threats, about 200 mothers, wives and other relatives of disappeared persons held a protest on December 10 in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, to demand information about their loved ones. [Full Story]

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Sri Lankan protest over ‘disappeared’

[BBC] Weeping parents have been demonstrating in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, asking what has become of close family members who have disappeared. [Full Story]

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Tamils protest at Lord’s over allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka

[Guardian UK] Around 2.45pm a yellow weather balloon bobbed up above the Lord’s pavilion. It had “Boycott Sri Lanka” scrawled on the side in thick black ink, and a Tamil flag tied around the rope that tethered it to the ground. Cricket has often been portrayed as something that has helped hold Sri Lankan society together […]

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Tamils march in Paris to protest Sri Lankan offensive

[AFP] Thousands of Tamils marched in Paris on Saturday to denounce what they termed the Sri Lankan government’s genocide of the island’s ethnic minority in its bid to wipe out Tamil Tiger rebels. Police put the number of marchers at 2,500 while organisers said some 3,000 participated in the demonstration. The marchers shouted slogans such […]

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Tamils set for Geneva mass march over Sri Lanka-UN

[Reuters] About 20,000 Tamils from across Europe are expected to protest in Geneva on Friday at Sri Lanka’s military offensive against Tamil rebels, the United Nations said on Thursday. Police in the Swiss city, which is home to the U.N. European headquarters and to many Tamil immigrants, said 200 buses from across Europe were expected […]

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Reporters Without Borders backs London demonstration in protest at murder of leading editor

[ RSF ] Reporters Without Borders today voiced its public support for a demonstration to be held in London on 15 January in protest at the killing of a prominent Sri Lankan editor. The demonstration will be the occasion for “a new strong condemnation of the murder” of Lasantha Wickrematunga of the Sunday Leader, the […]

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