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Sri Lanka denies rights behind Pamuk boycott (AFP)

Jan 23, 2011 2:44:42 AM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka rejected Sunday suggestions that the novelist and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk had decided to boycott a literary festival on the island because of human rights concerns. Any attempt to link Pamuk's non-participation at the Galle Literary Festival to "an alleged situation about freedom of expression in Sri Lanka is wholly unfounded," the Sri Lanka president's office said ...