GSLF-UK Protests UK Guardian quiz references to “Eelam”

GSLF-UK Protests UK Guardian quiz references to “Eelam"

The Global Sri Lankan Forum –UK branch (GSLF-UK), a member of the mother umbrella of the Global Sri Lankan Forum – Executive Committee (GSLF-Ex. Comm.) has written to the Editor of the Guardian newspaper after the UK’s Guardian website posted a controversial quiz by mentioning ‘Eelam’  which is propagated by Tamil terrorists in Sri Lanka as an indigenous name for  Sri Lanka, linking it with the LTTE Tamil Tigers terrorist group.

The quiz was titled as “Travel quiz : do you know your islands, Man Friday?” published on the web edition of The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom on Friday, 15 May 2020.  The second question reads –‘Eelam is an indigenous name for which popular holiday island?’ Among the answers to this question, Sri Lanka has been listed as one of the choices and when one selects  Sri Lanka as the answer, whilst indicating it as the correct answer, a further description ‘the full name of the island’s recent military insurgency was LTTE – Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam’ appears” Sri Lanka foreign ministry said in a statement.

The question published in the Guardian website is as follows.

The letter issued by the GSLF-UK is as follows;

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