Canadian Sri Lankans in Toronto holds a large protest rally front of USA Consulate
Posted on March 25th, 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Sri Lankans in Toronto held a large Hands Off Sri Lanka protest rally in front of the USA Consulate on Monday March 24 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The rally was organized with the leadership of Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada [SLUNA – Est. 1983]

The rally organizers called on USA and the co-sponsor UK to withdraw the country specific resolution against Sri Lanka, and to refrain from bringing similar unfair resolutions to harass Sri Lanka which is an independent sovereign member country of the UN and UNHRC. Various Sri Lankan Canadian community organizations, 2014 Toronto Mayoral Candidate Dewitt Lee and Canadian Sri Lankans of all ethnic origins braved the cold temperature in unity to make a stand for Sri Lanka during the rush hour in Toronto.

Separately, a petition was signed by a large number of Canadian Sri Lankans which will be forwarded to the USA Consulate this week.  Canadian Sri Lankans in Ottawa will also be holding a similar rally outside the USA Embassy on Tuesday March 25 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


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