ThaaiNilam: Land Grabbing – The Real Pandemic for the Tamils in Sri Lanka screening of documentary will be followed by an online panel discussion entitled “Sri Lanka’s Ethnocratic Land Grabs: Methods, Consequences, and Tamil Land Defence.”
The list of event participants includes the following.
• Keynote address: Prof. Oren Yiftachel, Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Chair of Urban Studies, Geography Dept. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel
• Panelist: Dr. Medha Patkar, Indian social activist and founder of Narmada Bachao Andolan and the National Alliance of People’s Movements.
• Panelist: Ms Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute, California, USA
• Panelist: Professor Ramu Manivannan, Department of Politics & Public Administration School of Politics & International Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, India
• The panel discussion will be followed by a musical performance by Canadian Tamil artist, Shan Vincent de Paul.