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Japan accused of aiding Sri Lanka’s war against Tamils

[TamilNet, Friday, 6 March 2009 08:00 No Comment]

U.S. Tamils plan to protest in front of Japanese Embassy located at 2520 Massachusetts Ave, Washington D.C. Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., urging Japan to stop funding Sri Lanka’s war against Tamils, and appealed to Tamils world-wide to boycott Japanese goods, organizers of the protest said. Japan is the top contributor in aid to Sri Lanka, providing $350m a year of the nearly $1 billion Sri Lanka receives in bilateral/multilateral aid, loans from aid agencies and other countries.


The protest will move to the front of U.S. State Department located at 2201 C Street NW, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

"We are actively promoting trade boycott of Japanese goods among Tamils in Malaysia, South Africa and in Tamil Nadu. A strong participation in the boycott by Tamil world-wide can bring a significant impact to Japanese trade in electronic goods and automobiles," the protest organizers said.

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