Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index
  • Help
  • Text only
Last updated: 31 March, 2009 - Published 13:22 GMT
Email to a friend   Printable version
'Release' Shantha Fernando
Sri Lanka police
Mr. Fernando was detained by the police under anti-terror laws
Human rights activists have called upon the authorities to immediately release Christian Council Secretary Shantha Fernando who was arrested under anti-terrorism laws.

Mr. Fernando, a leading human rights campaigner, was detained by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) on Friday at the Colombo international airport.

The police have detained Mr. Fernando, who was on his way to take part in a conference in Delhi, India.

General Secretary of Nava Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne, who has visited Mr. Fernando in detention, has demanded that the government should apologise to the Christian community for the arrest Shantha Fernando.

"Clearly the government is afraid of the truth about human sufferings in Sri Lanka," a statement issued by Dr. Karunaratne said.

Email to a friend   Printable version
  About Us | Contact Us | Programmes | Frequencies
BBC Copyright Logo ^^ Back to top
  Sandeshaya | Highlights | Weather
  BBC News >> | BBC Sport >> | BBC Weather >> | BBC World Service >> | BBC Languages >>
  Help | Contact Us | Privacy statement