U. of Sydney Withdraws Invitation to Sri Lankan Activists

September 15, 2014

The University of Sydney has agreed to the demands of authorities from Sri Lanka that the university withdraw invitation to two human rights activists from Sri Lanka to a conference on human rights in Asia that the university is organizing in Bangkok, The Guardian reported. The conference is being organized with the University of Colombo and Sri Lankan officials will attend and speak. Human rights groups are criticizing the decision, but University of Sydney officials say that they remain supportive of academic freedom.


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