Protest in Mel­bourne against hon­ourary doc­tor­ate to Ranil

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

A group of Sri Lankans be­long­ing to the Sin­halese and Tamil Di­as­pora in Aus­tralia yes­ter­day staged a protest in Mel­bourne call­ing for the re­vok­ing of the hon­orary doc­tor­ate con­ferred on Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe by an Aus­tralian univer­sity ear­lier in the week.

Those be­long­ing to the Tamil Di­as­pora had protested by dis­play­ing LTTE flags while the Sin­hala Di­as­pora for their part had car­ried the coun­try’s na­tional flag, ac­cord­ing to eye wit­nesses. The protest was held at the time Mr. Wick­remesinghe was vis­it­ing Deakin Univer­sity to de­liver a lec­ture.

Eye­wit­nesses said the Prime Min­is­ter had de­liv­ered his lec­ture in spite of the protest and left.

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