MIA draws Oprah's attention to Sri Lanka bombing of safe zone

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 May 2009, 10:42 GMT]
Oscar and Grammy award nominee, Eezham born music phenom, Maya Arulpragasam (MIA), after meeting the popular talk-show host Oprah Winfrey at a gala at Lincoln Center in celebration of the most influential people list the Time magazine produced, drew Oprah's attention to Sri Lanka Government's bombing of civilian camps inside the safe zone in MIA's face book.

Maya, Oprah at Times gala
Maya, Oprah at Times gala (Courtesy: Life Magazine)
"She [Oprah] squeezed my hand so hard, I was convinced she cared. Michelle Obama gave a speech and there was mad secret service in the air so I didn't get to throw a paper plane at her saying "stop the bombing of Tamils in Sri Lanka,"" MIA said in her face book entry.

She referred to the Times Online article "Sri Lanka government admits bombing civilian safe haven," and the recent British Channel 4 News that produced grim video images of scenes of at Sri Lankan camps, and appealed, "Oprah can you do something about these camps, please?"


External Links:
Channel4: Grim scenes at Sri Lankan camps
Times: Sri Lanka government admits bombing civilian safe haven
MIA: MIA's Face book entry on Sri Lanka

 

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