The Sri Lanka action would focus on a major human rights issue in Sri Lanka: the need for truth, justice and accountability for the thousands of war crimes and other human rights abuses committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. We would focus in particular on the case of Ragihar Manoharan, whose case dossier has been assigned to Group 133. The target for the action would be the Sri Lankan government, as we would be asking them to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the Jan. 2, 2006 killing of Ragihar and his four fellow students in Trincomalee.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Morning Session Speakers Panel-Registration $10
Speaker on Sri Lanka action: J.S. Tissainayagam (Former Sri Lankan journalist, who was the focus for GOTB 2010 Sri Lanka action)
2:15 - 2:45 p.mRally #1 - Sri Lanka Action: Calling on the Sri Lankan government and the United Nations to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the murders of Ragihar Manoharan and the “Trinco Five”.
Location: Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, 630 3rd Avenue