SPURNZ Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka
You may have heard that Amnesty International ( New Zealand ) is attempting to convince the New Zealand Government that NZ should boycott the CHOGM conference in Sri Lanka.
On 19 October 2013 at St Helliers Bay Community Centre, Amnesty International screened the film “No Fire Zone”, a documentary produced by Channel 4 in the UK.
Some members of the Sri Lankan community informed us about that event. A few members of SPUR New Zealand attended the screening and used the opportunity to explain the true situation in Sri Lanka to the audience and to question the office bearers of Amnesty International on their whereabouts during the past 30 years, when the terrorists killed thousands of innocent children, women,elderly people and clergy in Sri Lanka.
Amnesty International members could not answer any of the questions and they were virtually speechless. SPUR NZ members then distributed copies of the documentary, ” Lies Agreed Upon”, which is a production of the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka, to the audience and appealed them to watch it and arrive at their own conclusions.
One person in the audience got up and thanked SPUR NZ for providing an alternate view and condemned the terrorist acts of the LTTE, who used suicide bombings etc to spread terrorism in the country.
We will give you more details of that incident in our News Letter, which is being produced at present.
In the meantime, please read the following report published in the “Sunday Divaina” news paper, in Sri Lanka.
We believe that we did what we had to do at that moment to safeguard the image of our motherland and to stand against the inaccurate news and views that are being spread around the world by the so called ” saviours of human rights”.
Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka – SPUR NZ