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[Photo: Acting Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney, Mrs. Gothami Indikadahena]
gothami.jpgFormer Attorney General and Chairman of Australians for Human Rights of the Voiceless (AHRV) highlighted the human rights violations by Sri Lankan government at a forum on 02 November 2000 in Auburn, Sydney and referred to some of the recent activities of the AHRV, which included a petition of human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government, tabled by Mr John Murphy in the Federal Parliament ( A petition signed by 4,268 members of the Australian public was tabled in the House of Representatives of the Australian Federal Parliament on 26th June,2008 as per Hansard of 26 June, 2008). Acting Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney, Mrs. Gothami Indikadahena in a forum at Sydney Law Faculty denied the allegation and said Sri Lanka is a Develiping Country and its Human Rights Violations cannot be compared against the one committed by Developed Countries. Professor Ivan Shearer, who was present at the Sydney Law Faculty forum rubbished Mrs. Gothami Indikadahena's comments and said IIGEP's proposal to have UN Human Right monitors in Sri Lanka is not a cost prohibitive factor for Sri lanka but its will to bring justice.


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Current Bulletin - 91
06 November 2008
AHRV holds a special meeting in Sydney
In view of the escalating human rights abuses in Sri Lanka Dharfur, the DR Congo, Somalia, and Burma etc a well attended special meeting of the Australians for Human Rights of the Voiceless was held on 02 November 2000 at Auburn in Sydney. The main speakers were Messrs Shiva Pasupati the chairperson, Dr Paul Dominic and Dr Brian Senewiratne. The chairperson Shiva Pasupati referred to some of the recent activities of the AHRV, which included a petition of human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government, tabled by Mr John Murphy in the Federal Parliament, participation in a Public Forum conducted by the Sydney University and in other meetings of some Australian organizations and the dissemination of human rights issues through the newsletter. He appealed for the enrolment of more members to enable the AHRV to enlarge its activities. Dr Brian Senewiratne, spoke on “Sri Lanka. The current critical situation and what we can do”. He outlined the causes of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka some of them as being Sinhala-Buddhist ethno-religious chauvinism, the determination to make Sri Lanka into a Sinhala-Buddhist nation, the sweeping powers of the Sri Lankan President, the lack of accountability of the Armed Forces (99% Sinhalese), Politically active Buddhist monks, the breakdown of Law and Order with hooligans and thugs being part of governance, international geopolitical ‘games’ for the control of the Indian Ocean etc. And the effects of these. Dr Paul Dominic spoke on the legal aspects of the breaches of the international law in relation to the human rights abuse.
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