FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Human Rights Defenders Programme Visa Cancelled

Sri Lanka’s Chief of Immigration has terminated the visa given to Ms. Elizabeth Ogaya who is the Project Co-ordinator of the Human Rights Defenders Protection Programme (HRDPP). Ms. Ogaya, the Kenyan born HR professional is attached to the US-based Non Violence Peace Force (NVPF) in Colombo and was given until the 30th of August to prepare to leave the country.

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August 29, 2010

After the war: The answer begins in art

22 artists come together to share a common experience of conflict, suffering and forward path of peace

For four days only – August 28 till 31 (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.) – the Lionel Wendt Gallery and the Harold Pieris Gallery are hosting an exhibition that aims to distil the artistic response to 26 years of civil war from across Sri Lanka’s social spectrum.

August 29, 2010