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Every little kills... in Sri Lanka

British retail giant Tesco has decided to give every little help to Sri Lanka's genocide by picking 23 exporters from the island for its hardlines categories.

The world’s third biggest retailers has agreed the deals and hinted at further expansion in Sri Lanka, at a time when calls for a boycott of the country are growing.

“I am impressed with the professionalism of Sri Lanka’s Industry Ministry and its DoC [Department of Commerce]. From day one of our arrival, everything went smoothly with top coordination and we achieved our mission in Colombo quickly thanks to their sleek professionalism and organisational focus of DoC” said Tesco’s General Manager of Hardlines, Mark Kenneth Astley.

“In this round one, we have picked 23 Sri Lankan exporters in our hardlines categories. We are returning to Sri Lanka in 2013 first quarter for our Round 2 one-to-ones”

Tesco’s move will give much needed funding for the Sri Lankan Government, which has to finance the maintenance of one of the largest armies in the world, relative to population. A huge part of its budget is dedicated to the defence ministry, headed by war crimes accused Gothabaya Rajapakse.

The latest editorial by this website said:

"Comprised overwhelmingly of the Sinhala Buddhist majority, it is irrefutable that the military stands accused of committing the most grievous crimes against the Tamil population...The military in the North-East are not stationed to protect the Tamils, quite the reverse, the military is stationed to scrutinise and intimidate them, in order to protect the Sinhalese. The very presence of the military, is designed to serve as a reminder of the chauvinism that now rules over the entire island, and military’s every action, a warning to those who dare defy this status quo."

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