Galle Lit Fest has form on social exclusion

Following the ever-growing traction of the recent Reporters Without Borders statement outlining the human rights abuses in Sri Lanka and the Galle Literary Festival’s response to it, journalist Eric Ellis sent me two of his articles (one from 2005 and the other from 2006) that show how the organisers have a history of courting the elites at the expense of serious human rights understanding.

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