Jayasuriya’s inclusion in cricket team raises awareness of SL mass killings

Activists of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-UK), which started the ‘Boycott Sri Lankan cricket’ campaign in March, were joined Saturday by other Tamil expatriates in handing out leaflets and chatting to arriving spectators. In agreement with local police, campaigners took up position from 1pm outside the main entrance to the County Ground in Bristol. While …

Commentators begin to question the ethics of England playing Sri Lanka

The spotlight on Sri Lanka’s grim reality has led to UK journalists and commentators questioning whether it is right to be playing cricket with Sri Lanka Channel 4 news – ‘England cricket team takes on Sri Lanka amid controversy’ – 25/06/11 http://www.channel4.com/news/england-cricket-team-takes-on-sri-lanka-amid-controversy Andy Bull –  The Guardian – ‘A Sri Lankan Scandal’ – 21/06/11 http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jun/21/the-spin-sanath-jayasuriya-england …

Boycott campaign continues in London

Groups of protestors outside retailers and business in Britain are not unusual. Most recently UK-Uncut activists launched a wave of sit-ins in and around corporations associated with tax dodging. That campaign turn on consumers not wishing to put money into pockets of those they believe are behaving unethically or exploitatively. Amidst other campaigns-through-consumer, Tamil activists …