Sri Lanka jails Tamil journalist for 20 years
ABC The World Today : Sri Lanka jails Tamil journalist for 20 years
ELEANOR HALL: The Australian Tamil community is calling on the Australian Government to place sanctions on Sri Lanka to protest against the treatment of a Tamil journalist who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for writing two editorials which were critical of the Sri Lankan Government.
The High Court in Sri Lanka convicted the man of terrorism-related charges.
Human rights groups say for a supposed democratic nation the sentence is outrageous and oppressive.
As Bronwyn Herbert reports.