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Sri Lankan police bar Tamil journalists from entering TNPF offices

The Tamil National People’s Front has reported that Sri Lankan police prevented Tamil from entering our office in Kokkuvil and harassed them.

The incident follows international concern over Sri Lanka’s regard for democratic rights after the government issued a state of emergency in response to widespread anti-democratic protests. Police suppressed demonstrators who protested against the President close to President’s residence. Authorities arrested over 600 people in the Western province.

Responding to these protests a wide range of ambassadors to Sri Lanka, including the EU, US and UK, stressed the need for the government to respect the democratic rights of its citizens.


Read more here: EU urges Sri Lanka to respect democratic rights

Noting the disproportionate treatment of Tamils on the island, Sri Lanka’s former Human Rights Commissioner, Ambika Satkunanathan, tweeted:

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