Release Christian Council Secretary Shantha Fernando immediately

Social activist, Human Rights campaigner and the General Secretary of National Christian Council is detained by the Terrorist Investigation Department claiming to be a “LTTE terrorist”. This incredible action of the government displays the callous attitude of the government towards local Christian society and the international Christian community. The government in a most high handed manner stopped this reputed Christian leader from participating in a democratic conference to be held in New Delhi. Clearly the government is afraid of the truth about  human sufferings in Lanka.

We demand that the government release Mr. Shantha Fernando immediately and make a public apology to the world Christian community.

Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathne.

President, Left Front,

General Secretary, Nava Sama Samaja Party.

30 March 2009

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