The South Asian People’s Unity Forum 2009, Toronto:
began with a special discussion on the current crisis in Sri Lanka, and what democratic and Left groups might expect or work for the near future. SAPF is interested to disseminate as many progressive analyses and reflections on Sri Lanka as possible, especially in Toronto. It invited Rohini Hensman, writer, based in Mumbai; Ahilan, spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; and Rajan Philips, writer and former journalist from Jaffna, to bring their deep knowledge and concern for the country to offer us different histories and alternative futures than available through the mainstream media.
Chair: Aparna Sundar
Speakers: Rohini Hensman, Ahilan Kadirgamar and Rajan Philips
Recorded April 23, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.
Watch the video here
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