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protestors abused at Sri Lanka-England cricket match

Activists of the Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO-UK) organised Tuesday’s protest between 5 and 8 pm as part of their summer-long awareness raising campaign. Activists and supporters positioned themselves at the entrance to the Oval ground, and chanted slogans, distributed leaflets, and chatted to arriving and departing spectators. Others distributed leaflets to commuters at the nearby …

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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 …

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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 …