“The government of President Mahinda Rajapakse has a long and alarming record of intolerance to criticism. The international community must be extra vigilant in ensuring that Sri Lankan journalists are not subjected to reprisals for voicing their concerns to the [UN] Human Rights Council.” – Bob Dietz, Asia program coordinator, ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’.
“I’m the one who chased one of those journalists ‘Poddala Jayantha’ out of this country. I will break the limbs of all these journalists, in public if they dare to set foot in the country.” - Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Relations Mervyn Silva. JOIN FOR AN EVENING OF DISCUSSION ON SRI LANKA WITH Dr Jude Lal Fernando
(Research Fellow/Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin) (Dr Jude Lal Fernando is from Southern Sri Lanka; one of the founding members of the ‘IRISH PEACE FORUM FOR SRI LANKA’. The ‘DUBLIN PEOPLES TRIBUNAL ON WAR CRIMES IN SRI LANKA’ is the result of Dr Jude’s commitment and dedication for justice)
CO-FACILITATORS OF THE EVENING: Dr Aparna Sundar (Ryerson University) and Ali Mustafa (just returned from witnessing ‘Arab Spring’)
Dr. Jude Lal Fernando will make a presentation on Tamil People’s Struggle for Self-Determination and Justice: A ‘Sinhala Left’ Perspective THURSDAY APRIL 12th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OISE – Room 5230 252 Bloor Street West – (St. George Subway)
Organized by: Canadian Forum for Justice and Peace in Sri Lanka
Co-sponsors: University of Toronto Student Union; Canadian Peace Alliance; Canadian Tamil Congress; Centre for War Victims and Human Rights; National Council of Canadian Tamils; Philippine Solidarity Network; Socialist Project.; and Tamil Workers Alliance.
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