SL demands retraction of London Guardian Travel Quiz with reference to “Eelam”

May 16, 2020 (LBO) – The attention of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Relations has been drawn to a quiz titled “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.

Ministry of Foreign Relations said in a statement that the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom has written to the Editor of the Guardian newspaper on the inaccuracy of this information requesting that the content be removed.


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