Fri 28 May 2010
Filed under: Regional
Colombo – A section of Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, Muslim clergymen and human rights activist in Sri Lanka have written to foreign missions located in Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to exert pressure on Burmese Junta government to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners who are detained in Myanmar.
This move comes in the light of the said group of around 50 persons protesting outside the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo on Wednesday.
They were chanting slogans that called for the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winning political detainee. The group also was calling for the immediate establishment of parliamentary rule in Myanmar.
The protest took place to mark the parliamentary election victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Suu Kyi, in May 27, 1990. The military junta refused to recognize the results, and continued to place Suu Kyi under house arrest.