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Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism 10 October 2013 Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet, said Amnesty International.According to a Sri Lankan news reports, the government today announced that protests, marches and the display of banners and black flags will be banned in the city of Colombo and other locations where delegates are expected to visit during the…

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