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TV One Insults and Angers Sri Lankan Community!

TV One Insults and Angers Sri Lankan Community!

Find out the facts behind the deported Sri Lankan girl's story


We, the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand have noted with a feeling of grave hurt and outrage, the unbalanced and inaccurate media coverage that has been taking place relating to the recent deportation of a Sri Lankan girl asylum seeker.

We are extremely distressed and disappointed by the wrongful and distasteful portrayal of the Sri Lankan culture and the people in these poorly researched and misleading media coverage.

Certain stories publicised by a section of New Zealand media, TV One in particular, have been neither fair nor factual. No serious attempt has been made to verify the facts from the wider Sri Lankan community living here.

We, as a small but well-regarded community of immigrants in New Zealand, wish to express our disappointment and disgust by having a:

Protest March

at the Aotea Square and along Queen St, Auckland
at 11.00 AM on Saturday, 28 February 2004.
(Assemble at 10.45 a.m. at Aotea Square)

We'll follow this up with a Public Meeting where detailed and factual information relating to this disgraceful misinformation campaign will be presented. It will be held on the same day at:

1.00 – 3.00 PM at the Dorothy Winstone Centre
Auckland Girls’ Grammar School., 2, Howe Street, Auckland

We, the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand cordially invite all fair-minded New Zealand friends to join us at the Protest March and the Meeting.

Thank you.

Sri Lankan Community in New Zealand

Supported by:

New Zealand Sri Lanka Apey Shakti Organisation Inc.
New Zealand Sri Lanka Buddhist Trust
New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation Inc
United Sri Lanka Association, Auckland.

Contact Email: SriLankanCommunity@hotmail.com

POSTER:


Come and join us

To raise our voices against the blatant and crude violation of the 2500 year old Sri Lankan culture by the unbalanced and inaccurate media coverage of the recent deportation of a Sri Lankan asylum seeker from NZ.

At the

Protest March


On Queen Street – from Aotea Square upto TVNZ building

At 11 a.m.
On Saturday 28th February 2004
Assemble at Aotea Square at 10.45 a.m

Public Meeting


Find out the facts behind the deported Sri Lankan girl's story

Detailed and factual information relating to this disgraceful misinformation campaign will be presented.
On the same day
1.00 – 3.00 p.m
At Dorothy Winston Theatre, Auckland Girls Grammar School
2, Howe Street, Auckland

All fair-minded New Zealand friends, Please join us

Sri Lankan Community in New Zealand

Supported by:
United Sri Lanka Association, Auckland.
New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation Inc.
New Zealand Sri Lanka Apey Shakti Organisation Inc.
New Zealand Sri Lanka Buddhist Trust

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