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Canadian Tamil imprisoned in SL

September 20, 2009

National Post – Canadian stuck in ‘limbo’ of Sri Lankan terror law

A Canadian has been detained in Sri Lanka for almost five months under the country’s controversial anti-terrorism measures, the Canadian Tamil Congress said today.

Ratnarajah Thusiyanthan, 35, was working as an IT consultant for a World Bank funded project in Colombo when he was arrested outside his office on April 29, the group said.

Mr. Thusiyanthan, who immigrated from Sri Lanka in 1989 and returned there in 2002, has not been charged but is being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, said the CTC.

Prisoners at the Colombo prison where Mr. Thusiyanthan is being held began a hunger strike this morning to protest their detention without charge and lack of due process.

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