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September 27, 2009

Christian Post : Sri Lankan Tamils Dying of Hunger, Say Indian Christians

The Times of India : American human rights activist forced to cancel her trip to Delhi
American physician and human rights activist Ellyn Shander -known for her outspoken views on the alleged atrocities on Sri Lankan
Tamils -was forced to cancel her trip to Delhi when India nixed her visa on the eve of departure. Her visa was valid till July 15, 2014.

Shander, awarded the Bruno Lima award for her work in disaster psychiatry and humanitarianism, was due to address a meet arranged by the Delhi Tamil Students Union on “genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.”

A letter issued by the Indian consulate in New York on September 10 informed her that her visa was cancelled with immediate effect. Shanders was due to travel on September 11 for India.

Groundviews : Sacrificing essential liberty for temporary safety in Sri Lanka

AFP : UN envoy visits Sri Lanka over war refugees

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