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TRC Hopes Packer Would Look Beyond The Profit Motive Right after Viewing ‘No Fire Zone’

The Tamil Refugee Council (TRC) although commending the pledge produced by Crown Resorts Proprietor James Packer to view the documentary on Sri Lanka&#8217s killing fields &#8211 the &#8216No Fire Zone&#8216, called upon him to look beyond the profit motive and empathize for the Tamils.

James Packer

James Packer

TRC Spokesman Trevor Grant issuing a statement had stated, &#8220During the meeting exactly where Packer had promised to watch the documentary, he had said his heart bleeds for the people caught in the conflict. . . When he sees it, he can’t fail but enable his heart to bleed for the 70,000 Tamils murdered by the Rajapaksa regime.&#8221

Grant has pointed out the British Prime Minister David Cameron who viewed the Emmy-nominated documentary had described it as one of the &#8216most chilling documentaries&#8217 he has watched and states that it brings property the brutal end to the civil war and the immense suffering of the thousands of innocent Tamils.

&#8220We urge him to reconsider hopefully he can see beyond the profit motive and enable his heart to bleed for the Tamils,&#8221 Grant has stated additionally.

Packer had agreed to watch the documentary No Fire Zone &#8211 a documentary that focuses on the mass slaughter of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians throughout the final months of the war in Sri Lanka &#8211 in the course of the annual general meeting of Crown Resorts in Perth this week following he was questioned about the planned 450 million USD casino joint venture in Colombo. A regional refugee activist Victoria Martin-Iverson had presented him with a copy of the documentary.

In the course of the meeting he had expressed his sympathy for innocent civilians in such circumstances as were the Tamils in Sri Lanka for the duration of the final phases of the conflict in 2009.

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