Media Advisory - Canadian Human Rights Voice and the Tamil community to hold first Ottawa symposium with Parliamentarians to discuss the continuing crisis in Sri Lanka

    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Human Rights Voice
(CHRV), a new, non-partisan, non governmental organization will host a
symposium to discuss the ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. "This is
our first symposium in Ottawa and an important opportunity for our community
to begin working with the government and all Parliamentarians for a solution
to the ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka," said Babu Nagalingam,
President, CHRV. "Our aim is to speak on behalf of those in Sri Lanka who
cannot. The civilian population in Sri Lanka has no voice and we hope to be
their voice today on Parliament Hill."

    WHAT: Canada, Sri Lanka and Tamils: Paving a New Path Forward

    WHERE: Room 246, 180 Wellington Street, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

    WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Members of Parliament from all political parties will attend the
symposium including Conservative Patrick Brown, NDP Jack Layton, Bloc
Québécois Yves Lessard and Liberal Bob Rae.

For further information:

For further information: Ram Muthulingam,, (416)

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