Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Peaceful campaign in Melbourne on violence against Sri Lankans - Sri Lanka Week’ begins tomorrow

Only a handful of Sri Lankan expatriates in Australia are behind all the violence and the anti-Sri Lanka campaign to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka. A small group of patriotic Sri Lankans, domiciled in Australia, will be launching a peaceful campaign in Melbourne to convince the Australian public that some elements with vested interests are behind it, Susantha Katugampola, Attorney-at-law, and one of the key organisers of the campaign, said.

At a media conference in Colombo, organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, he said that some of the Australian media had given a totally negative picture about what was going on in Sri Lanka in the last few months "Hence we need to convince the Australian public that it was the now decimated LTTE and not the security forces who are responsible for these crimes."

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