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A group of Sri Lankans belonging to the Sinhalese and Tamil Diaspora in Australia yesterday staged a protest in Melbourne calling for the revoking of the honorary doctorate conferred on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by an Australian university earlier in the week.

Those belonging to the Tamil Diaspora had protested by displaying LTTE flags while the Sinhala Diaspora for their part had carried the country's national flag, according to eye witnesses. The protest was held at the time Mr. Wickremesinghe was visiting Deakin University to deliver a lecture.

Eyewitnesses said the Prime Minister had delivered his lecture in spite of the protest and left.

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  • Arnold Friday, 17 February 2017 10:40 AM

    Its puzzling why the "Sinhalese diaspora" joined into this. What is their motive?

    daily boru Friday, 17 February 2017 12:19 PM

    At last they are dancing on the stage. Wondering who is puling the strings behind the curtain. MARA?

    sach Friday, 17 February 2017 12:20 PM

    It is against government's actions in destroying SL, ETCA, federal constitution, war crimes tribunal

    Amal Friday, 17 February 2017 12:32 PM

    Wow! What a crowd!!! Sooooo gaala 10k innawa!!Not even 15!!!!

    VERMIN Friday, 17 February 2017 12:37 PM

    I believe that good hard work, research and a presentation of the study is necessary for earning a doctorate,. Doctorates handed over "free of charge" are just to satisfy ones ego or for adding two letters to your business card. I was amused at the gear worn - something similar to the costume worn by Shakespearan actors

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 17 February 2017 12:39 PM

    Hench-aiya work.

    Burt Friday, 17 February 2017 06:04 AM

    Hope these are not Gota's and Karuna's boys doing over time. I they are they are not going to get paid.

    Leo Friday, 17 February 2017 06:19 AM

    These are Tamil folk protesting as there is no refugee status to be in Australia anymore. These are pathetic attempts to stick to their so called cushy life style. Not that they care for anyone or anything. They could not care any less for the LATE just wile attempts to stay in a country by painting a picture of how hard it is for a Tamil to live in SL when I know so many who live a peacefully happy life. via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 17 February 2017 06:28 AM

    No, just the dregs of O/seas JO supporters and left over LTTE traitors!!!

    public Friday, 17 February 2017 06:29 AM

    state intelligence service should watch photos carefully, now we know who to kill.

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 17 February 2017 02:16 PM

    Slaves of MR.

    Independent Friday, 17 February 2017 07:27 AM

    Those who got many benefits during the previous regime are forced to put money on behalf of them who are carving to come back to power. Getting hundreds of people by giving them money and food is not a such thing today even in Australia where so many Sri Lankans are there seeking part time jobs/without jobs...

    raj Friday, 17 February 2017 03:27 PM

    Hi Leo, don't take it as a race issue as both Sinhalese and tamils protested.

    DING DONG Friday, 17 February 2017 09:33 AM

    TWO DOZEN JO SUPPORTERS ON THE STREET OF AUSTRALIA SHOW THEIR STRENGTH. via DM Android App


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