Hundreds of Tamil and human rights campaigners gathered outside the Olympic village in central London and protested against Sri Lanka’s genocide.

Tamils and human rights campaigners gathered outside the Olympic village to show their opposition to Rajapaksa’s presence at the opening ceremony.

Tamil humanitarian and national activist Mr Gobi Sivanthan is continuing the hunger strike for the sixth consecutive day at the London Olympic village.

Gobi Sivanthan, a Tamil youth activist, began his hunger-strike vigil, which will end on the Olympics closing ceremony on August 12 demanding, among others, the immediate halting of land grabs in the Tamil homeland.

Meanwhile, the president of Sri Lanka has been forced to cancel a visit in the Olympic opening ceremony in London after concerns about the threat of large demonstrations by Tamil rights groups.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has been accused of presiding over human rights abuses after allegations of war crimes by Sri Lankan armed forces.

 

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