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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 Mike Atherton – The Times – ‘Tamils’ plight must prick English consciences’ – 16/06/11 http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=3243 Channel 4 poll – ‘Should England’s cricketers rethink Sri Lanka tour’ – 16/06/11 http://www.channel4.com/news/should-englands-cricketers-rethink-sri-lanka-tour International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) – Law Gazette – ‘Human rights institute questions Sri Lanka’s judicial independence’ 09/06/11 http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/human-rights-institute-questions-sri-lanka039s-judicial-independence

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