Sri Lankan conflict due to 'repressive' govts: Canada

[ AFP ] - [ Mar 06, 2009 0:33:38 GMT ]

The 37-year conflict raging in Sri Lanka was borne out of "repressive" governments in Colombo, Canadian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said Thursday. "I am sure all Canadians share the government's revulsion at the continuing humanitarian catastrophe in Sri Lanka, a civil conflict born of a succession of repressive Sri Lankan governments, which in turn spawned the terrorist organization known as the Tamil Tigers," Kent told the House of Commons. [ full story ]



Comments [ 7 ]:

written by Thambiraja (Canada)
At last the Canadian Govt. has found the truth ! Then why the Cons.Govt.imposed ban on LTTE instead of demanding the SriLankan Govts. to settle the issue by negotiations???
- Mar 06, 2009 2:31:05 GMT

written by Richy2 (United Kingdom)
WHOLE 'TRUTH' NOTHING BUT THE 'TRUTH: AS U.S PRESIDENT AND U.S FOREIGN SECRETARY SAID, THE CIVIL WAR ON TAMILS BY SRI LANKAN ETHNIC MAJORITY IS PURE PERPETRATION ON THE PRETEXT OF 'GLOBAL TERRORISM.' IT'S 'PURE AND SIMPLE' - SRI LANKA-STATE-TERRORISM ON TAMILS. WE, TAMILS LIVING IN 'EXODUS' IN CANADA, U.K, EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, USA AND OTHERS IS ALWAYS GIVE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER SUPPORT TO FREE FROM SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION TO GENOCIDE. STATE-TERRORIST-SRI LANKA HAS BEEN VIOLATING 'CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY' AT GROSS LEVEL. NOW THAT COUNTRIES BEGINNING TO REALISE THE 'TRUTH' BEHIND STATE-SPONSORED-TERRORISM.
- Mar 06, 2009 3:25:13 GMT

written by penny (USA)
Sir, Unfortunately, apparently the Sri Lankan forces have launched an offensive against the Tamil people of Sri Lanka and are they are unable to speak truth to power for fear of DEATH. Our world is better than this,isn't it? Please help them.
- Mar 06, 2009 3:39:43 GMT

written by Sri (Australia)
Al last, the Canadian Minister agreed now that the Tamil revolt is due to the successive repressive governments in Sri Lanka. It took Canada 60 years, yet the other nations haven't accepted it, rather they deny to understand, they deny to be true to themselves. The Tamil leaders, the LTTE and other Tamil scholars have been advising the world the same story, the world denied to understand the truth. The singalese concealed the facts. The world ignored the Tamils. Even today, all the other nations other than Canada are still giving lip services without openly accepting the truth and take the necessary actions on the Sri Lankan government and save the Tamils from genocide. Instead of getting down to action, India, UK, US, Germany and the EU are still advising the murderer Sri Lankan government and the butcher Rajapakse, the President, to find a political solution. Rajapakse takes the time given to him to eradicate the Tamils. The Tamils are being slaughtered in hundreds everyday today. ICRC, the UN the human rights watch dogs are all accepting the fact that the Tamils civilians are being butchered by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The world is waiting. Waiting for what? Total annihilation of Tamils?? Canada, if you are true to yourself you must advocate the truth than fall prey to the Sri Lankan gimmicks, spread the word to the whole world and take action immediately to save the innocent Tamils. Every day you wait, mind you, at least a hundred civilians are killed with cluster bombs given to Sri Lanka by Pakistan.
- Mar 06, 2009 4:00:57 GMT

written by kudu (Antarctica)
thank you kent for the history lesson.But tnow it is time to do something .The situation is completely out of control.when you and the canadian government decide to do something the majority tamouls will be dead and gone.By the time the world came together on hitler 6 million jews had perished.monuments , eulogies,citizenships,seperate state,aid packages artificial limbs will be no use. wake up and smell the coffee.It is genocide at its best with the blessings of the major arms peddlers in the world.Its a case of the blind leading the blind as far as the UN is concerned so we need canada to step up to the plate.Its that time . the world is watching,the tamouls are waiting.
- Mar 06, 2009 4:57:44 GMT

written by pushpa (Singapore)
Canada is slowing becoming aware of who the real terrorists are.It is about time the world recognise the Tamils cry for freedom and put the real terrorists behind bars.
- Mar 06, 2009 5:26:32 GMT

written by mwbnr (South Africa)
This is for the first time a sober statement coming from an important leader in a foreign country. He actually confirms that oppression of Tamils by successive repressive govts gave rise to the birth of the Tigers, although I disagree with him addressing the Tigers as terrorists. The words "freedom fighters" seem to have been removed from the English language.
- Mar 06, 2009 14:39:34 GMT

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