Saturday, May 16, 2009

Careless talk warning issued in Sri Lanka

(guardian)International staff working in Sri Lanka have been warned to avoid careless talk amid concern that the government in Colombo is going to extraordinary lengths to suppress dissent.

Staff received a notice from the European Union this week telling them to be careful when discussing the country's conflict because the government had set up a hotline for the public to call if they heard people criticising the government or the security forces. Full text