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France, Germany, UK and Switzerland condemn disruption

2014-08-05 10:24:02
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The embassies of France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland strongly condemned the disruption by an organized group including monks of the get-together on the theme ‘Sharing and listening session with families of the disappeared’ organized by Families of the Disappeared in the Centre for Society and Religion yesterday.
 
Issuing a joint statement, the four embassies stated: As was noted in the statement by the U.S. Embassy yesterday, the organized group made forced entry into the room where the discussions were taking place, shouting violently.
 
“Over 30 family members of disappeared persons having travelled from the Northern Province, members of civil society and NGOs as well as members of the diplomatic community were in the premises when the disruption took place. All those present felt that their security was under threat,” it said.
“We strongly urge the government to ensure and respect freedom of assembly and expression in Sri Lanka. We sincerely hope that the security of those having travelled from the Northern Province to share their experience will be assured upon their return,” the statement added.


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  Comments - 18

  • Fayad Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:53

    Asia's miracle styles democracy

    Reply : 2       5

    The Analyst Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:57

    Shame, Shame Puppy shame!

    Reply : 2       5

    kumar Tuesday, 5 August 2014 10:57

    Even the victims have no freedom to express their views. This is "Srilanka" .The police as usual didn't give any protection for the meeting but safeguarded the thugs.

    Reply : 2       9

    Suranga Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:49

    another ban from these countries soon

    Reply : 1       0

    antony Tuesday, 5 August 2014 12:08

    Sri Lanka should open up protest corners like in Singapore. People must get prior approval from police for a protest and it can be held on public holidays only. Strikes or protests or street walk for political reasons must be fully banned

    Reply : 2       2

    R.R.Rohan Tuesday, 5 August 2014 12:33

    whiteman is living in a blackhole.

    Reply : 2       1

    nl Tuesday, 5 August 2014 16:18

    Monks being used by politician to achieve their goals what shame on Buddhism via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       4

    whiteman Tuesday, 5 August 2014 16:39

    is there is freedom of expression in USA or in Europe. In US CIA or FBA will take you away worst than white van in sri lanka. via DM Android App

    Reply : 6       1

    zorro Tuesday, 5 August 2014 12:06

    [quote name="whiteman"]is there is freedom of expression in USA or in Europe. In US CIA or FBA will take you away worst than white van in sri lanka. via DM Android App[/quote]
    is that your worry mate? were you disturbed in the US? and you accept and tolerate white van?

    Reply : 1       0

    Gamarala Wednesday, 6 August 2014 07:32

    [quote name="whiteman"]is there is freedom of expression in USA or in Europe. In US CIA or FBA will take you away worst than white van in sri lanka. via DM Android App[/quote]

    Only on paper the freedom of expression in the USA. If its a statement praising them, then the freedom is there. Try criticizing and then its "no holds barred".

    Reply : 0       0

    nl Tuesday, 5 August 2014 17:51

    Antony super idea but our people in ancient era via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       0

    ABC Tuesday, 5 August 2014 18:34

    LTTE partners very happy to speak against SL. This is what west view as freedom of speech. via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       1

    SLL Tuesday, 5 August 2014 18:47

    So it is ok to protest and stop MRs speech in UK by tamil terror supporters but not ok to protest the meeting via DM iPad app

    Reply : 2       1

    mack Tuesday, 5 August 2014 19:14

    5 Star democracy SL style via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       1

    rana Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:53

    Welcome to Banana republic.

    Reply : 1       1

    jeewan Wednesday, 6 August 2014 08:33

    Rankin. What was British government doing when LTTE disrupted Rajapakse's address at Oxford Student Union.

    Reply : 0       0

    Steave Wednesday, 6 August 2014 13:15

    This is our demo crazy via DM iPad app

    Reply : 0       0

    Mahadana muttha Thursday, 7 August 2014 04:07

    Thank you we will eat hour bumble pie and hero worship on command of our leaders.

    Reply : 0       0

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