Sivanthan continues hunger strike


Tamil humanitarian and national activist Mr Gobi Sivanthan is continuing the hunger strike for the fifth 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.

Sivanthan’s 5 key demands follow:

IOC, suspend Sri Lanka from the Olympics

UN, initiate independent international investigation into war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by Sri Lanka

International Community, force Sri Lanka to halt the genocidal land grabs intensifying in the Tamil homeland

International Community, force Sri Lanka to release all Eelam Tamil prisoners of war (POWs)

International Community, do not deport Eelam Tamil asylum seekers

A further demonstration on 27th July, the day of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, has been planned to protest the presence of Sri Lanka at the event, organizers of Sunday’s protest said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is on the way to attend the Olympic opening ceremony tomorrow.

This is a great opportunity to show Mahinda’s real face to all the world leaders while he is present, a Tamil activist told.

 Please All join the peaceful demonstration on | Aspen way | E14 5ST | [opposite to the Billingsate fish market]| on Friday 27 July| 5pm-9pm, he added.


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