FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Reporter who worked for Tamil Tiger paper among Sun Sea migrants released

Hundreds of passengers crowd the deck of Motor Vessel (MV) Sun Sea

A Sri Lankan newspaper reporter who worked for a publication controlled by the Tamil Tigers rebels was among the 492 refugee claimants who arrived in Canada last summer aboard the smuggling ship MV Sun Sea, according to a court ruling released on Thursday.

Identified only as B188, the man wrote for Eelanatham, or People’s Daily, in the rebel capital Kilinochchi. The Tigers controlled the newspaper but the reporter told CBSA officials he thought the rebels were “violent” and “greedy,” the court ruling says.

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