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CHOGM Is Not Where People’s Issues Can Be Solved

  By Siritunga Jayasuriya – Siritunga Jayasuriya The Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in Colombo from 10 to 17 November will in no way benefit the working people in Sri Lanka or workers and poor in the other… Continue Reading →

Channel 4 News blocked by mob in Sri Lanka #FOE #WTFnews

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013 Hundreds of protesters have blocked a train taking a Channel 4 News television crew, in Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth heads of government meeting, from travelling to the north of the island.   A team of six… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka, ‘Corrupted Journalism’ and Channel 4 News #mustread

Channel 4 News Editor Ben de Pear writes in response to a 222-page book entitled Corrupted Journalism given out to journalists attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka. Channel 4 News Editor, Ben de Pear (@bendepear) writes:… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE – Statement on denial of visa to British Director Callum Macrae

PRESS RELEASE                                                                   8 November 2013     We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the Indian government for refusing a visa to award winning British filmaker Callum Macrae, thereby preventing him from attending the premiere of his documentary ‘No Fire Zone’ in… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka: A child is summarily executed

Footage of atrocity committed at the end of the government’s war with the Tamil Tigers is revealed Callum Macrae It is a chilling piece of footage that represents yet another blow for the beleaguered Sri Lankan government in its attempts… Continue Reading →

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