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Aussie paper reveals Palitha Kohona’s link to Australian gov’t

September 9, 2009

Today’s The Australian paper:
Aussie James Elder the second to face expulsion from Sri Lanka
AN Australian aid worker facing expulsion from Sri Lanka is the second Australian this year to be threatened with deportation from the ethnically divided nation for speaking out against human rights violations and war casualties.

Unicef spokesman James Elder has been ordered to leave Colombo by September 21 by the Sri Lankan government, which claims statements he made highlighting the suffering of children during the war and in post-war internment camps amounted to supporting Tamil Tiger separatists.
Read full article here.

Yesterday’s The Australian paper:
Aid worker James Elder ‘supported terrorism’: Sri Lanka
A FORMER Australian diplomat-turned Sri Lankan foreign secretary, Palitha Kohona, is behind the expulsion of an Australian aid worker from the country for speaking out on child war casualties and malnutrition rates, The Australian has learned.
Read full article here.

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