Sri Lanka wants Canada to accept the IDP Tamils as refugees
Posted on July 7th, 2009

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario Canada

July 7 2009

The Editor (Letters)


Here’s a good tiding for the Tamils who demonstrated in the thousands in Ottawa  and Toronto last April and May and blocked the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto wanting the Canadian Government to intervene to bring their relatives who were liberated from the Tamil Tiger Human Shield  by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and now in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in the North of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 1, told his Cabinet that he would not mind Canada and European countries giving asylum to the Tamil internally displaced persons.  He said, “Canada had pledged to accept any number of IDPs.  I do not mind these countries putting up visa offices in welfare camps to facilitate people willing to leave the country”.

Smart man!  I suppose it gives the opportunity for him to get rid of all the hardcore Tamil Tigers with the civilians who want to leave the country and let the Tamils who wish to stay back  remain and work out solutions to their grievances democratically.  That is happening right now as I write.

Here’s the opportunity Canada.  Siphon the Tamils out.  We need the numbers, whether they are terrorists or not. Let the Conservatives, Liberals and NDPiers fight it out to bloat their voter banks saying that they were the ones who helped bring the Tamils out of Sri Lanka to join their relatives already in the GTA.  And hopefully there won’t be anymore aggressive public demonstrations by the Tamils in Ottawa and Toronto.  I suppose our Intelligence and Police can cope with Tamil Tiger terrorists’ farms that may pop up in Canada.  And no doubt Canada is rich enough to put every Tamil who lands in Canada on welfare until they settle down and find employment to fend for themselves.

To every politician who participated in the Emergency Debate on Sri Lanka  in parliament on February 4 and preached to the Sri Lankan government “We are Holier than Thou”, now you have it, so let’s get on with it.  Siphon the Tamils out of Sri Lanka to your hearts content.

Deepak Obhrai, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs who is in Sri Lanka right now no doubt will be the messenger who will bring that good tiding for our politicians and the Tamils.

Asoka Weerasinghe  

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