Sri Lanka - Dr. Nimalka Fernando (February 2014)

The Law Society of Upper Canada voices its grave concern over the case of human rights lawyer Dr. Nimalka Fernando. Reliable reports indicate that during a November 4, 2013, radio program titled “The Way the Country is Moving (Rat Yana Atha)”, death threats and derogatory comments were directed by callers toward Dr. Nimalka Fernando. The radio program was broadcast on state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and was produced by the Chairman of the SLBC, Mr. Hudson Samarasinghe. The subtitle of the program was “Stoning the Sinner Woman”.  

Letter to the President of Sri Lanka