A Human Rights Watch report into allegations of rape and sexual assault in Sri Lankan detention centres has highlighted conflict between authorities and the Tamil ethnic group. The Australian government has launched an advertising campaign, featuring Sri Lankan cricket players, to discourage marginalised Sri Lankans from using people smugglers to reach Australia. However the messages struggle to address the complexity of Sri Lankan civil relationships.

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Thursday, February 28 2013
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Featured in storyMing Yu, spokesperson for Amnesty InternationalThisara Samarasinghe, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in AustraliaVaruni Bala, spokesperson for Australian Tamil CongressHugh de Kretser, Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre

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