Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sri Lankan peace rally in Australia attacked

Sri Lankan peace rally

in Australia attacked

An unruly situation em

erged when a group of LTTE activists in Australia tried to obs

truct a peace rally organized by a number of Sri Lankan residents in Melbourne on Saturday morning.

An association named Melbourne Lankan Students organized a peaceful demonstration in front of the Melbourne State Parliament displaying banners demanding the LTTE to Release the Human Shield, which about 2000 demonstrators took part.

The demonstration was staged for several hours before a group of LTTE activists in couple of dozen vehicles started parading the area with displaying Tiger flags, rally organizers told Daily Mirror.

A clash broke out when a group of activists in one of the vehicles came across with another group of peace rally participants which ended up in both attacking each other.

Several activists from both parties were reportedly injured whilst one of them were hospitalized. Melbourne State Police intervened and pacify the scene, eyewitnesses said. Sourse: Daily Mirror)

The High Commission of Pakistan in Srilanka celebrates Pakistan National Day

The High Commission of Pakistan in Srilanka celebrates Pakistan National Day

The people of Pakistan celebrate the 23rd of March as their National Day every year to commemorate the most outstanding achievement of the Muslims of South Asia who passed the historic “Pakistan Resolution” on this day at Lahore in 1940 which culminated in creation of our beloved country Pakistan after 7 years.

This year also The High commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and Pakistani community celebrated National Day of Pakistan with traditional fervor and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, dynamic progressive tolerant and democratic Islamic welfare state.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Shaheen A. Gilani hoisted the national flag in a ceremony held at the Pakistan High Commission here this morning to mark the occasion. Later, the messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the participants.

The High Commissioner in his message on the occasion said, it is a matter of great satisfaction that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to maintain their traditionally close and mutually beneficial relations in all fields. The process of bilateral cooperation has been greatly assisted by increased interaction both at the level of the people and the highest government functionaries of the two countries. We rejoice at the fact that the relationship between Sri Lanka and Pakistan is one of choice and not compulsion. It can serve as a shining example of cooperation at the bilateral, regional and international level.

The ceremony was attended by the members of the High Commission, Sri Lankan friends and Pakistani community in Sri Lanka from various walks of life including a large section of media.