Canada Concerned by Sri Lanka’s inclusion of Canadians on Terrorist list
While expressing concern over the Sri Lankan government decision to list 16 entities and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorist activities, the Canadian government said that it ‘could further hinder progress on reconciliation.’
“Sri Lanka’s action has no legal effect in Canada: it does not constrain the freedom of listed groups and individuals to lawfully express their views in Canada. However, Canadians targeted by this list could be subject to possible questioning, detention or arrest by authorities in Sri Lanka,” a statement issued by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) said.
The full statement:
“We are concerned by the Government of Sri Lanka’s listing of 16 entities and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorist activities, including some with ties to Canada.
“Sri Lanka’s action has no legal effect in Canada: it does not constrain the freedom of listed groups and individuals to lawfully express their views in Canada. However, Canadians targeted by this list could be subject to possible questioning, detention or arrest by authorities in Sri Lanka.
“Diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process. This action by the Sri Lankan government could further hinder progress on reconciliation. While we may share concerns about some of those listed, we remind the Government of Sri Lanka that it must ensure any measure taken to combat terrorism complies with its obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law.
“The Government of Canada remains committed to combatting all forms of terrorism. Under the provisions of the Criminal Code, Canada included the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on its list of terrorist entities in 2006 and added the World Tamil Movement to the list in 2008.”
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Either they are Canadians or Sri lankans. If they are Sri Lankans then they are subjeravct to Sri lankan Law.
If they are Canadians and if they are involved in anti Sri Lankan activities to subvert the SL government then the SL government has every right to deny their right to Sri Lanka. When the Canadians refer to the diaspora do the Candaian government provide special rights, privileges and support to Dravidians to promote the Canadian policies against Sri Lanka. In this regard Sri Lanka should adopt a hard line against Canada regardless of whether they represent Draviadin diaspora,hindus, caucasians represented by British, French collective to avoid the likes of the arab spring
The banning of these terrorist elements is based on a UN resolution. It appears the UN has no clout in the world. None of the members listen to or follow or stick to UN requirements.
This callousness was promoted by the Bush-Blair evil terror axis. The terrorist war on Iraq was the beginning.
It is only Nazi Pillay who is able to make a lot of noise in the UN. Once she is gone in Aug 2014, Sri Lanka will rapidly progress towards the Sinhala Buddhist Wonder of Asia.
Further reconciliation is not hampered by enlisting 6 entities and 424 individuals as terrorists or terror associates. It is hampered by rats like you in Canada.
As far as I could read in the media, these names had gone to the Interpol. Unless the Interpol is a useless organisation like the UN, UNHRC, manipulated and willing to be manipulated by the US, UK and the rest in the same boat, SL government would have to provide sufficient evidence to convince the Interpol to add them to a terrorist list.
Hay John Baird and the Lynne Yelich, further reconciliation is not hampered by enlisting 6 entities and 424 individuals as terrorists or terror associates. It is hampered by rats like you in Canada.Because you are greedy of Dispora votes to remain in power you play this games and jokes. It is you people who are stumbling block for the reconciliation. Wait the day the Dispora get power to control Canada then they will trample all you people under their feet. Don’t trust these tamils. They are the most ungrateful animals in the world. They don’t mind even chopping off the very beasts of their mothers they sucked once. They are opportunists. They are good with you till they get all they want. They will demand and demand when they are in the grave even. Tehy will suck your last drop of blood and when every thing is achieved they will will show their real TIGER COLOURS then it will be too late Uncles John Baird and the Lynne Yelich. They will have no mercy on you as it is in their tamil tiger blood. So stop supporting Diaspora to save Canada and them Original Canadians the Tiger Atrocities. This is my simple advise to you.
I fully agree with all the excellent views expressed by the patriotic bloggers. If Canada has not been able to comply with the reasonable request of GOSL who has provided Canada with all the evidence of Tamil LTTE terrorists who have fled SL and taken refuge in the safe haven of Canada then Canada is our enemy, aiding and supporting Tamil LTTE terrorists to gather funds to further Tamil militancy and terrorism in SL.
SL must now report Canada’s terrorist support to UNSG to seek UN to denounce Canada for this action which is contrary to UN agreement, not to sponsor terrorism by one country against another. GOSL should also report the matter to Interpol to seek their assistance to arrest the Tamil LTTE terrorists who have fled to seek safe haven in Canada.
As ND says, we should report the Canadian Government to the UNSG.
We should report Rev Rayappu Joseph for preaching separatist theology to the Pope.
Will these reports ever be read?
I am in full support if anyone in the world wants to divide Canada on ethnic lines. Come on Tamils, Indians, French, whoever, Sri Lankans are in full support to divide Canada.
What Canada is trying to do to Sri Lanka will happen to Canada first.