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Canadian Academics for Tamil Rights

2010-03-19

Led by Queen's law professor Sharry Aiken and a group of colleagues from other Ontario universities, over 125 professors from across Canada assert that even though the Sri Lankan government has declared the armed conflict over, the conditions on the ground continue to require urgent international attention. Over 200,000 displaced Tamils are languishing in camps, where they have been subject to starvation, brutal harassment and even torture.
In an updated statement, the group, called Canadian Academics for Tamil Rights is calling on the government of Canada to take immediate action.
Professor Sharry Aiken is available to discuss the conflict in Sri Lanka and the Canadian Academics for Tamil Rights group.
Sharry AikenFaculty of Law, Queen’s UniversityCall: 416.529.0379 or 416.597.0918.Email: aiken@queensu.ca
To arrange an interview or receive the updated statement, please contact Jeff Drake at 613.533.2877 jeff.drake@queensu.ca or Stephanie Earp at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 stephanie.earp@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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