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"No Blood for Panties," Boycott Sri Lanka Releases Second Video

Boycott Sri Lanka Releases Second Video in Series "No Blood for Panties"; innovative marketing strategy proves popular, effective:

Full Text of Press Release by boycottsrilanka.com:

On the heels of its successful release of the first episode of No Blood For Panties series, Boycott Sri Lanka released its second episode today. No Blood For Panties is part of a campaign to encourage Americans to boycott products made in Sri Lanka to end Sri Lanka's violent discrimination against its Tamil population.

Episode II: "Tamil diaspora activists have also seized on the economic dimension, launching a campaign urging a Western boycott of the island's products-AFP, Jan 17, 2010

On the heels of its successful release of the first episode of No Blood For Panties series, Boycott Sri Lanka released its second episode today. No Blood For Panties is part of a campaign to encourage Americans to boycott products made in Sri Lanka to end Sri Lanka's violent discrimination against its Tamil population.

"We are thrilled by the growing success of the No Blood For Panties series," said Boycott Sri Lanka representative Anjali Manivannan. "The first episode has gone viral, with thousands of views a day, and generating a dialogue about the use of sexuality to promote activism. This is exactly the response we were aiming for: a shocking new way to spread awareness about grave human rights violations," she continued.

First episode

Michael O'Rourke, who directed the series, said, "As a continuation of the first episode, the second episode follows the couple during a therapy session as the woman struggles to understand why boycotting products made in Sri Lanka is so important to her boyfriend. This episode conveys the message that events in Sri Lanka affect ordinary Americans in unforeseen ways. Because of the importance of maintaining her relationship, the woman begins to learn more about the conflict in this small South Asian island."

Sri Lanka is one of the biggest suppliers of lingerie and undergarments to the clothing industry. According to the COO of Victoria's Secret Megabrands, "55 million of the 70 million Victoria's Secret panties made every year come from Sri Lanka." In the No Blood for Panties series, the woman grows to understand that products made in Sri Lanka, like her underwear, fund Sri Lanka's militarization and disenfranchisement of Tamils; she then transforms into an activist and encourages others to boycott products made in Sri Lanka.

"No Blood For Panties' rising status as a viral video demonstrates its impact on viewers. By promoting activism in an unconventional way, this series will move viewers to check the label and boycott products made in Sri Lanka," O'Rourke said.

To see the No Blood for Panties series and for further information, go to: http://www.boycottsrilanka.com.

About Boycott Sri Lanka & About Sri Lanka
Boycott Sri Lanka is a human rights group composed of American citizens and international members concerned about the crisis in Sri Lanka. It was formed in 2009 to encourage Americans to promote a sustainable solution to Sri Lanka's conflict. Sri Lanka has experienced a brutal ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese-dominated government and the Tamil population, who have been discriminated against since Sri Lanka's independence. Over 125,000 lives have been lost in the conflict.

To see the 'No Blood for Panties' series, go to: http://www.boycottsrilanka.com

For more information, visit www.boycottsrilanka.com or Phone the organization's Communication Director at (614) 264-4187.

Email Boycott Sri Lanka at or contact at: info@boycottsrilanka.com

15 Comments

LOL! What a LAUGH! The first YouTube Video of LIES has only got 10,000 Hits... not exactly the VIRAL Success that these TAMIL TERRORIST PROPAGANDISTS are claiming it is...

If they want to see what a True VIRAL VIDEO is try the JK Wedding Dance Entrance video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0&feature=fvst

with 39 MILLION hits, instead of CRYING, these TAMIL PROPAGANDISTS should try DANCING (like Donkeys) to achieve EELAM....

Posted by: Devinda Fernando | January 18, 2010 02:05 PM

Devinda, No wonder, keep comparing Sri Lanka to a Utopia that never will be, under Rajapakse nor Fonseka.

And not to mention the monks who are pleading calm now, while thousands of Tamil civilains were massacred in cold blood by Sri Lanka army within the past year.

How about doing a "humanitarian operation" instead of a Presidential Election...beating each other to death...

Those poor souls dying to keep corrupt Rajapakse and Fonseka in power..

Why compare JK video with Boycott Sri Lanka video, ideal would be an something from the "Mahinda Chinthana" video (on Mahinda campaign website) using state funds for election. Go see how many views it has. LOL

Posted by: Dexter | January 18, 2010 02:16 PM

Good work. Keep it up.

Sri Lanka needs to be in the hands of leaders committed for peace and dignity for all citizens.

Posted by: AM | January 18, 2010 02:18 PM

What to do Devinda

Only 10 000 people like you have watch the vedio. Rest of the people know that Srilankans' hands are soaked in bloods. ( it culd be the blood spilled by Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim brotherens)

Posted by: Ravi | January 18, 2010 02:46 PM

Very Good effort. Keep to up, can't wait for the next one.

People like Davinda get paid come and comment. See how quick he responds to this.
If not he might the panti maker who concerns about his job.

Tamils right activists are always portrayed as terrorist. Its kind of getting bit stupid calling every one as terrorist.

Posted by: xsrilankan | January 19, 2010 12:03 AM

After the war, Sri Lanka now has peace. Since the Tamil LTTE is crushed in direct combat yes we have peace. Sinhalese & Tamils are building their ruined economies back to where it was. There is greater harmony than ever before.
This piece of shit video campaign is disgusting. The Tamil diaspora is lying as they did before, and this is why we need a strong govt to resist them. Rajapakse's continuation would do that, but Fonseka and his NGO clan will make matters worse.

Posted by: Channa | January 19, 2010 01:15 AM

Devinda,

While I understand the reason for this videos, I feel sorry for your ignorance. Do you think that the UN and Human Rights Bodies use the word 'War Crimes' just to pass time?

By tough censors, attacks and killing of the journalists, Rajapaksas were successful in preventing the Non Tamils of the country to know of what is going on to their co-citizens in the other part of the country. Like you I was also a strong supporter of the Rajapaksas. But when I came to know the horrors of the Wanni, I was speechless. If you take time to think, you will agree that the Mahinda Rajapakse planned to win the second term before the blood dry down and before the Non Tamils become aware of the cruelties committed to Tamils.

Due to Fonseka factor, it may or may not work out.

But they all will pay for their crime.

Posted by: Randeniya | January 19, 2010 05:24 AM

..By the way you lost the war...you are in the wrong side of history, nothing can bring Prabakarn and his butchers to life now. LTTE is history.....Your stupid actions will not bear fruit, Sri Lankans, regardless of their ethinicity will live in harmony for thousand years..

Posted by: Aravinda | January 19, 2010 04:07 PM

Way to go guys. Sri Lanka cant hoodwink the world always.

Posted by: Arunan | January 19, 2010 10:37 PM

Dear Anjali Manivannan, I remember Boycott, yes, I do. He came to Sri Lanka in late sixties and got clean bowled by Kehelgamuwa. Ha ha ...you fool...hatred, revange and vengence will not get you anywhere, you will build castles of hate in sands of Toranto...you will live and rot away with hate. We will cleanse our minds and go on to live happy and fruitful lives.

Posted by: Garayaka | January 20, 2010 01:22 AM

very very funny ...

Posted by: N2 | January 20, 2010 06:21 AM


While I feel strongly that justice has been denied to the Lankan Tamil nation and I have regularly raised my voice, I do not think Boycott campaigns are the right tools now. Besides the fact many Tamil entreprenaurs, workers are involved in these export industries
I believe we have not exhausted other options of protest than to
one that is almost like "cutting our nose to spite our face" Once these markets are gone, they are difficult to be regained. Besides,
I know the Govt will be forced to open up Garment industries in the
NEP soon I think Devapura's factories are already functioning in the East. Some large Corporates in Cbo are also thinking of starting
factories for garment exports there.

ISS

Posted by: Ilaya Seran Senguttuvan | January 24, 2010 06:56 PM

This is not going to help. Boycotting Sri Lanka will only make it harder for the Tamils, seeing as you are only concerned about the Tamils, we won't mention the Sinhalese.

Stupid morons, with too much money, trying to do good end up slinging mud and spreading vengeance and hate. You want to cripple us, where's the HUMANITY in that?

Hypocrites.

Posted by: Aiyoo | January 25, 2010 01:24 AM

Hi To All, this war has not been easy on both sides, especially on the Tamil community but, what I think is even worse are the people based out side Sri Lanka commenting about it? if you guys are living in Sri Lanka and gone through the hardship then I could understand. What we need is Government who is strong and who can provide a future for all Sri lankans. I think its Hippocratic for those who do not live in Sri Lanka to comment like this. We are still living here and we been through it all.

We all know what potential our country can offer, why dont we for once pull in one direction. Singapore best example, HK another? half the population of Sri Lanka and streets ahead, plus one of Singapore's official languages is Tamil. Reform is not easy for any one so is change, we all want what is best for us, why dont we think of our children or the next generation and do the needful.

Just one more thing on the when Israel bomb the poor Palestine people in Gaza you did not see the Jews in America with slogans and condemning the Bombing??? Neither did the Media? plus they were not allowed in to the war Zone as well. We need to learn and act fast.

Posted by: Sheva | January 25, 2010 09:59 PM

I understand that what happened in the'80s & '90s would upset people to the point of absolute hatred. Both sides have made terrible mistakes in the past. I can understand why people are so angry and vengeful. These maybe the worst circumstances for ending a war, but it's over. FINALLY! Don't you want to put the past behind you and try to make peace regardless? Shouldn't this be the best opportunity that Tamils and Sinhalese have had in the last 25 years to ignore the mistakes of our leaders and look to the future? Shouldn't the Sri Lankan's (all children of the soil regardless of race or religion) get together and fight the system to make this a better place rather than fight each other? Maybe think about the next generation. Instead, why are we making an international mockery of Sinhalese, Tamils and Sri Lanka?

Posted by: ST | March 11, 2010 01:45 PM

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