Canadian Tamils urge ICC to ‘take action’ in Sri Lanka
Hundreds of Tamils gathered outside of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto where they urged the International Criminal Court and President Barack Obama to unite with “democratic nations” to for an independent inquiry in Sri Lanka, Canadian media reports.
It was reported last week that the United Nations published the Secretary General’s panel of experts report highlighting the accountability measures in the final days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, analysis on what exactly happened and interviews from various sources who were involved in the war between President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The report was released days before Tamils worldwide mark the month of May as “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Month.” The international Tamil community will take part in various events commemorating those who have lost their lives in Sri Lanka.
One of the first events that took place this month was a large rally in front of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto where representatives of the Canadian Tamil community and associates from both the National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) assembled.
The purpose of Friday’s rally was to gather as many signatures as possible to urge the International Criminal Court, United States President Barack Obama and his government and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Members of Parliament to demand the United Nations to establish an independent public investigation in Sri Lanka.
“We’re protesting to inform the world that even the report that the Sri Lankan government made a mistake, so we’re bringing the issues to the outside world,” said NCCT Chairman of Ontario, Arul Nalliah. “We’re also here to urge the UN to report on the issues to the international community and that’s what we want.”
When asked if the Canadian federal election addressed the concerns of Canadian Tamils, the NCCT Ontario Chairman emphatically stated no.
“I think it was totally ignored, but after Harper was elected, most of the Tamils are now getting involved in politics, so it’s been a good sign,” said Nalliah. “I believe Mr. Harper is willing to take care of the issue because it has happened and the genocide is happening.”
Although U.S. Consulate officials were not present at the rally, Nalliah stated that since 2009 they have been very helpful and that they know of the current situation and crisis occurring in Sri Lanka and the concerns Tamils possess across the globe.
“We really want the U.S. government to help us because we are really suffering over there.”
On May 18, there will be a candlelight vigil in front of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park to observe War Crimes Day. Numerous Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament have been invited to take part in the ceremony, Toronto Examiner reports.
Courtesy: Ada Derana
Why do this miserable people still weeping for MOON..?
You’ll never touch the moon, Though you could touch ‘ban ki’…!
Don’t just weep in vain…!
All member nations of the UN are now fully aware of the genocide caused by GOSL in the last months of the war. The member nations of the UN are also now fully aware of the Sinhala politicians ruthless suppression and killing that followed mass uprisings in the South since 1970.
These actions lead to SL being classified as a pariah state. Soon, the so-called leaders will not be able to set foot on foreign soil. The nation is likely to be economically paralysed and socially isolated.
Despite this scenario, the GOSL has spurned the friendly and objective offer of the UNSG to work with the leaders, investigate behaviours, implement retributive justice and promote reconcilliation between the communities.
GOSL continues to be the proverbial ostrich that sinks its head in the sand and claim normalcy irrespective of external environment.
D.C.is one of ltte disapora who got
asylum in abroad.you can dream further regarding your tamil state,why do not go to tamilnadu or to canada where most of disapora tamils who got asylum and live like slaves.we real tamils did not have any broblems with our singhala brothers and sisters.
Welcome back Mr Pillaiyan,
Where have you been? Hvae you been busy packing your bags? Now that the UN wants a permanent solution to the tamil (Kallathoni)problem, we are negotiating with Big Mama across the seas to send you guys over there.
That is where you belong before you came to our land in kallathonis at night to steal our wealth and enjoy life. Then you follow the Sun God and hack our village folk with machetes bought with diaspora money.
So it is time for blood sucking kallathonis to go back to Big Mama land. That is what the Darusman report wants and that is what we want too.
So Mr Pillaiyan, stop dreaming that you are a real Sri Lankan Tamil. You guys invented the suicide bomber. How dare you claim to be a patriot.
So Mr Pillaiyan, tell all your friends and relatives in the kallathoni community to get ready to go to Big Mama land soon. We will not use your kallathonis to take you there. We will use the ships captured for your brotheres, the LTT, to transport you back to Big Mama land. The ships will depart for the shiny new Rajapaksa port in Hambantota and while you are embarking on the journey, you can have look at the development in the South.
Good luck to you Mr Pillayan.
You will never ever get your tamil homeland. Where is your god Prabhakaran , died like a cat and infront of our brave soldiers. All your kings are under ground now. Dont waist your time , SL will never allow LTTE to raise the head for ever
Hi., Chela eppadi sukam..? nee ippa enga irika machaan..? Inga wa da., ippa ellaam shari., perechchana illai..!
But chela.., awareness just abt last months of the war doesn’t mean aware abt the 30yrs of war in SL. What the forgin UN fuckers know abt SL more than us..? We’ve support of some big UN members too. we’re not slavers of fucking forgin countries like you & not interested to foot on forgin soils as we’ve a gold soil. Then it’s better to be isolated from some animal socities of the world but we let to continue to the wise european people come here & learn our Great Noble Buddhist conducted socity. We’re capable of being calm Despite of external envioroments as LIONS, lions’re not detered by any external sound you know machaaan….!
Our nation is self defended by the power of nature. What happened to US when they point 1 finger to us..? Do other 4 fingers pointed auto into themselves abt Osama killing with clear human rights violating as animals..!? They made themselves frustrated instead of troubling us.
Ellam shariai Chela… Oru naalei…!
Pillai anna.. awan oru chade guru.. thiiwara wathii…
We should band those koteyaas(LTTE) from our nations, para ballo