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A protest was held in New York yesterday (22) demanding justice for the victims of the Easter attack, as Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to address the United Nations General Assembly.

The protest was organised by the Sinhalese diaspora in the United States in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Carrying placards, the group demanded that the Sri Lankan government deliver justice to the victims of the Easter Sunday attack that took place in April 2019.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly yesterday (22), President Rajapaksa assured that his Government is committed to ensuring that such violence never takes place in Sri Lanka again.

However, a growing trend of protests by Sri Lankans in countries or regions visited by Sri Lankan leaders has been observed in recent times. Similar protests by Sri Lankans were held in both Italy and France recently.




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