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Boycott Sri Lankan sports, Tamils urge

August 8, 2009

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.

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