Reprisals against HRDs in Sri Lanka: Civil Society Organisations accused by state broadcaster for their appeal to UNHRC

Sri Lanka Briefing Note, Special Topic 8/2 – 10 March 2014

In its prime time news bulletin on 06 March 2014 the state controlled Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation accused 24 Civil Society organisations in the country for issuing the JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
As the accusing news item was read the photographs of 8 civil society leaders were shown in the back ground with the names of the Civil Society Organisations they associated with.
All directors of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation (SLRC) are political appointees of the present government. Until few months ago the chair person of the SLRC was the Media spokesperson for the President Rajapaksha. SLRC is the state broadcaster of the country.

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Sri Lanka – SLB No 8-2 Special topic- Reprisals against HRDs

 

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