SL demands retraction of Guardian Travel Quiz with reference to ‘Eelam’

The Guardian removes Travel quiz reference to ’Eelam’

16 May 2020 04:38 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka has demanded UK’s The Guardian website to remove a travel picture quiz which stated that Eelam is an indigenous name for Sri Lanka.

The foreign ministry said that the attention of the Ministry is drawn to a quiz titled “Travel quiz: do you know your islands, Man Friday?” published on the web edition of The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom on Friday, 15 May 2020.  The second question reads -‘Eelam is an indigenous name for which popular holiday island?’

Among the answers to this question, Sri Lanka has been listed as one of the choices and when one selects  Sri Lanka as the answer, whilst indicating it as the correct answer, a further description ‘the full name of the island’s recent military insurgency was LTTE – Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam’ appears.

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom wrote to the Editor of the Guardian newspaper on the inaccuracy of this information requesting that the content be removed.

Meanwhile, The Guardian website has removed the particular quiz from their website following the protest from the Sri Lankan government.

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  • Shanika Saturday, 16 May 2020 05:48 PM

    The Rajapakses will thank The Guardian for this goof up when the SLPP romps home at the forthcoming election!

    pissankottuwa Saturday, 16 May 2020 06:04 PM

    Oh believe me the Pro LTTE forces are being propped up by anti Rajapaksa western parties big time these days. The whole movement received a huge boost when the UNP government sponsored a UN resolution against our armed forces

    Thissanayake( or Thissanayagam) Saturday, 16 May 2020 05:55 PM

    Better be sensible, there are other thing like the virus to be attend to. Why you people try to change the histary. I am a true blooded( not porthuges or dutch or English or Indian or Chinese blood) Singhalese not at all waried. It is a waste of time to publish this sort of news.Dam shame.

    Tamil Saturday, 16 May 2020 06:03 PM

    You cannot eradict Tamils

    ram samy Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:09 PM

    The Rajapaksa brothers are not in power here

    ram samy Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:12 PM

    There are many sources of the old name of Eelam Sri Lanka.

    madawa Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:53 PM

    We will eradicate unless they stand as one nation as Sri Lankan

    jayt Sunday, 17 May 2020 10:06 AM

    I think if seek the help of German people, we can do it. Right now Germen people and their country threaten by foreigners and SRi lanka threaten by foreigners. All we need is to look for large tropical island and get our right wing German friends citizenship: within a few months, there will be another Germany independent from present Germany where suddenly lost their rights to Tamil Tigers and other foreigners. IN Canada, I prefer right wing Germen immigrants who can built Canada's economy in faster rate and make it as powerful as US, They are better than Tamil who sneak as fake refugees and use it to organise a military plot against Sri lanka


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