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Guardian removes travel quiz ‘bloomer’

The Guardian took action to remove a travel quiz in which the word ‘Eelam’ was erroneously used in their newspaper.

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom has written to the Editor of the Guardian newspaper after the web edition of the UK’s Guardian newspaper posted a travel quiz citing ‘Eelam’ as an indigenous name of Sri Lanka, linking it with the LTTE terrorist group, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Ministry said in a statement.

The Travel quiz titled “Travel quiz: do you know your islands?” published on the web edition of The Guardian asked its readers which popular holiday island has Eelam’ as its indigenous name.

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.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in UK Saroja Sirisena wrote to the Editor of the Guardian newspaper on the inaccuracy of this information requesting that the content be removed. The Guardian has now removed the quiz from its website.

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