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Sydney – Thousands Expected as Boycott Sri Lanka Campaign continues at Town Hall

May 1, 2009

Up to 2000 participants are expected to converge at Town Hall steps from 4pm onwards today to continue the Boycott Sri Lanka campaign. They will be urging the Rudd government to openly call for a ceasefire and cut trade links with Sri Lanka in an attempt to push the Sri Lankan state into ceasing its military onslaught.

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    May 1, 2009 3:10 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on 1 May 2009 1.00 PM – http://www.fastuntoaction.com

    Thousands Expected as Boycott Sri Lanka Campaign continues at Town Hall

    Up to 2000 participants are expected to converge at Town Hall steps from 4pm onwards today to continue the Boycott Sri Lanka campaign. They will be urging the Rudd government to openly call for a ceasefire and cut trade links with Sri Lanka in an attempt to push the Sri Lankan state into ceasing its military onslaught.

    This morning, 43 Australian school students walked along George Street and Sydney Harbour Bridged to Kirribilli House to deliver a letter requesting the Rudd government to place trade embargoes and sanctions on Sri Lanka.

    Most of the children have family members caught in the conflict zone in North Sri Lanka and have not heard from them in many months.

    “Confidential UN satellite images which were leaked appear to show that Sri Lankan Air Force bombed a safe haven for up to 150,000 civilians” – Times Online

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6201379.ece

    On Wednesday, British and French Foreign Ministers visited Sri Lanka in a desperate attempt to convince Sri Lankan officials to enter a cease-fire. The Sri Lankan government has refused to do so asking Western countries to stop ‘lecturing’ them. It also denied visa to the Swedish Foreign Minister stating he was simply trying to ‘jump on the bandwagon’.

    Media Contacts:

    Mr Aheelan Francis – 0420 522 099

    Ms Geetha Mano – 0433 452 981

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