Canada’s Response To Banned Sri Lankan Terror Fronts Overseas Dismays Many Discerning Sri Lankans Aware Of Related Realities.
Posted on May 18th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial,

May 1st.2014

Only a feeble minded simpleton without the capacity to comprehend the direction Canada  is taking with respect to Sri Lanka in recent times would have thought contrary to the breaking news that Canada will not enforce the Sri  Lankan ban on named groups who have the notoriety of being supporters and sympathisers with the Tamil Tigers ( dead and buried in Sri Lanka hopefully never to be recussitated or revived but making desperate attempts to regroup overseas!)
So when the Canadian Government  has indicated through dialogue from the  Cdn.Foreign Ministry that it will not enforce a ban on 16 groups by the Sri Lankan Government and those groups will have the freedom to express their views in Canada legally it is an insult and an affront to the policy of a fellow Commonwealth member, also the Secretary Nation of Commonwealth affairs,  Sri Lanka which not only shows off Canada’s foreign policy in very  poor light but also exposes the dangers Canada is toying with towards tolerating these groups who have every likelihood of taking advantage of Canada’s naivette towards propagating the implements needed towards a resurgence of the Tamil Tigers on Canadian  soil.
This would be something disastrous as well as a gross embarrasment to Canada  where perhaps.Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular Lynne Yelich  may have to re-think their policy making over the related issue. It might even prove regrettable given the track record of anything linked to the Tamil Tigers as history has proved their mendacities and the attitude of the Canadian Foreign Ministry a seemingly blinkered one!

Regardless of their so called  concern towards 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.” despite Sri Lanka’s action having no legal binding in Canada: it does not constrain the freedom of listed groups and individuals to lawfully express their views to the contrary in Canada which then needs to work both ways.

The opposition to the Canadian Government’s decision also needs to be tolerated and there could be a voluminous response from Sri Lankan Canadians aware of the importance of Sri Lanka’s ruling towards the preservation of the country’s Sovereignity and Territorial Integtity where under no circumstances should Sri Lanka tolerate any situation that could imperil the security and well being of Sri Lanka through a resurgence of the Tamil tigers and what Canada’s state of being blinkered is all about.

Apathetic. irresponsible and a viol;ation of the charters of freedom for a sovereign democratic nation not to be able to legitimately foster and maintain censure and proscription within her justice system of proven threats which have unfolded almost to a nation destructive level in the past albeit viewed upon indifferently on the basis of agendas and sympathies brought on by a need for political survival it is presumed by many analysts.

If Sri Lanka chose to enforce the implications of  censure and proscription of Sri Lankan Canadians targeted by this list where they could be subject to possible questioning, detention or arrest by authorities in Sri Lanka, it would be Sri Lanka’s prerogative where the two Ministers who have been obnoxiously adamant that their decision will stand may have  no legitimate recourse towards warding off any related fallout or penalties and punishments likely to be imposed.

In an almost Faux Pas like scenario they have stated  that “diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process and the action by the Sri Lankan Government could further hinder progress on reconciliation.” a somewhat lame sounding excuse where the hampering of any peace that now exists within Sri Lanka at a very appreciable level could easily be ursurped and interfered with should these diaspora communities with proven sympathies to the Tamil Tigers whose agendas are the furthest from reconciliation and hinges mostly on the pursuit of secession which they have never apparently given up are tolerated! It also proves further that Canadian cognizance of the related realities and the dangers involved are at either at a very low ebb or virtually non existent..

Once again The Canadian Ministers have resorted to the never ending cacophony over “Human Rights Violations saying that “while they share concerns about some of those listed, ” (sure sure! and how so? just some and not all ? or is this a bit of eyewash towards justifying their overall ignominy directed at the GOSL) the Government of Sri Lanka must ensure that any measure taken to combat terrorism complies with its obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law.” as though Sri Lanka comprises of  a bunch of  undiscerning insensitives unaware of what’s best for their country. The obligations have been more than fulfilled in the manner terrorism was eliminated in Sri Lanka and the post insurrection measures taken to ensure the well being of all freedom loving citizens not terrorist supportive deadbeats calling themselves the LTTE rump!

If as suggested “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,”  it has to rationally follow that there are other proven organizations linked to groups capable of furthering terrorist ambits covertly disguised and towards strengthening the statement  should heed the cautions of the nation most likely to be affected by them namely Sri Lanka.

The following responses from many Sri Lankans apalled at Canada’s  Foreign Ministry response more than pellucidates the mood of those who percieve the ramifications involved.
1.What a shame! Canada has still not been hit by a severe case of terrorism that is why they are courting these vultures. Politics Is more important than peace in the world, we witness that daily with the UK and USA too. Oh dear Canada the haven for terrorists! If Iran or Syria is considered as terrorist sponsoring countries by the West, then Canada and UK too are terrorist sponsoring countries no different than Iran or Syria.
2. Good luck Canada, till you reap the results of ungrateful Tamil eelamist terrorists.Reply Canada is now risking the well being and safety of Canadian citizens by blindly protecting those named as connected with terrorism in another nation. Canada must surely be aware of the terrorist acts committed by LTTE front organisations operating from Canada, including the Colombo Central bank truck bombing, even though Canada failed to investigate and act against the perpetrators of such crimes. To these power hungry politicians, getting re-elected seems to matter more than the welfare of their nation and accountability of their supporters.
3.LTTE supporters in Canada collected millions of dollars, but sent only a fraction of it to LTTE. Some of the ‘collectors’ became rich overnight, bought BMWs and luxury houses without even working and paying taxes in Canada. Still the politicians supported them and rub shoulders with them to get Tamil votes. They even participated in events where tiger flags hoisted in front of parliament. Shame on them! Conservatives are trying their best to woo Tamils. If the Harper government wants to support the LTTE rumps, then they should stop talking about reconciliation and peace in SL.
4.Canda  You have invited terror into your own land.We as Sri Lankans will make sure that Ealam will never raise its head in our mother land.it is upto you how you will contain this false propaganda and fund raising for trerriorist .They are he’ll bent on revenge.Soon you will find Scaraborough wanting self rule.There are many Tamils inCanada who do not support or associate with this so called find raising for Tamils organizations as they are well aware how ruthless these people are.Children of diaspora who were brought to Canada as infants now carrying LTTE flags And infiltrating universities teaching hatred .

5.Canada do you want to support generations who grow up with evil intents? It is a pity that the Canadian Government has opted to ignore the activities of terrorist groups bsased in their country, just to spite the request of Sri Lankan Government although US Government’s bureau for terrorism has confirmed that LTTE is still active internationally. Canada which was a friend of Sri Lanka and had assisted Sri Lanka in a major way under the Colombo Plan opened its doors to immigrants from Sri Lanka from late 50”²s. Many of the tamils from Sri Lanka made their way to Canada to better their life.

5.The Tamil leaders like Chelvanayagam who was fighting for a 50-50 power sharing in Sri Lanka formulated a far reaching plan to get the tamils to migrate to the Western Countries as well as get employment in Western Embassies to facilitate their migration and also to restrict the issuing of Visas to Sinhalese. Today their plans have borne fruits with the tamils being politically strong and influential in framing the foreign policies of their host countries. Sri Lanka’n Government which defeated the brutal LTTE terrorism which was ravaging for over thirty years has to use their military intelligence to prevent the LTTE terrorism from raising their heads again and has banned the organisations still engaged in funding the LTTE terrorism internationally.

6.Although it is the duty of peace loving countries to assist in curbing terrorism, the countries such Canada and UK where tamils are politically strong have been influenced by them to ignore the Sri Lanka Government request. The banned organisations which are free to act in anyway in these countries will tend to use the legitimate organisations with no links to tamils to channel funds to Sri Lanka to assist the LTTE terrorists. The Government of Sri Lanka should take note of this fact and scrutinise and restrict the activities of the NGO’s and other individuals from these countries from using their freedom to act in Sri Lanka and rekindle the brutal terrorism again even by banning any person or organisation in Sri Lanka. “They noted that diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process..”The Tamil diaspora sent millions of dollars to LTTE to buy missiles,but they didnt send even a penny to the people who were affected by the war.If the diaspora really want to do something good to the Tamils in SL,they can open factories,teach English to the poor students in Vanni etc,etc.What they are doing is spending thousands of dollars in organizing protest march.Tamils are not going to benefit by these protest marches.If the diaspora is really interested in reconciliation,LET THEM STOP PROPAGATING RACIAL HATRED.LEAVE THE POOR SL TAMILS ALONE. Lets see whether Harper Government & John Baird can get re-elected at the next election by fostering Terrorists by Sucking up to the pro-LTTE diaspora to get re-elected.
Some responses which more than empasize what many observers now see as Canada’s folly and seems to have kindled a fervour of impassioned emotions that convey a diatribe against Canada unprecedented previously.

3 Responses to “Canada’s Response To Banned Sri Lankan Terror Fronts Overseas Dismays Many Discerning Sri Lankans Aware Of Related Realities.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Canada is an OPPORTUNISTIC country.

    In 1980s to 2000 Canada wanted as many Tamil REFUGEES as SL could supply. Close to a million Tamilians went to Canada and settled in QUEBEC with govt. assistance. That helped Canada win the Quebec referendum in 1999. Tamilians voted AGAINST Quebec independence.

    Afterwards Canada does NOT want Tamilians anymore!!

    But to BALANCE their opportunism they discredit SL to keep Tamilian voters happy.

    IF Canada is so concerned about Tamilians why not take in the remaining Tamilians in SL. Let them celebrate their DEFEAT in Canada.

  2. jay-ran Says:

    In the first place ISLAND PAPER SHOULD NOT HAVE PUBLISHED THIS BULLSHIT STORY OF THE TERRORIST SUPPORTING CANADA’S AMBASODOR IN SRI LANKA.THIS WOMAN HAD NO BUSINESS TO ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT,BUT SHOULD HAVE INFORMED THE DEF SEC GOTA ABOUT HER STAND.
    THIS PUBLICLY PROVES WHAT AN ILLETERATE WOMAN SHE IS!!!

  3. jayasiri Says:

    THIS IS NOT something new about Canada. Even Tamils who wanted to emigrate from Lanka DEMABDED THEY were examined by ONLY A TAMIL DOCTOR, before the process starts about their departure from lanka.

    THEY DEMAND & every TOM , DICK & HARRY gives in. Canada & UK are the worst offenders, by CARRYING FAVOURS to a minority, JUST TO UNDERMINE Sri Lankan Govts efforts.

    Once they arrve in Canada ALL THE BENEFITS to a landed Immigrant are given WITH LITTLE OR NO scrutinity. These Tamils are mostly involved in UNLAWFUL activities in Lanka & some are TERRORISTS with assumed NAMES, That is why EVEN where a TAMIL is employed , IF ASKED they refuse give their SURNAME & Canada is happy to accomodate..

    BRITISH did this to UNDERMINE Sinhales race & even emigrants in question & doubts were ESCORTED to the plane by UK embassy officials. WHO would do that UNLESS they (the British) has the MOTIVE to de-stabalize Sri Lanka, BY FAVOURING a MINORITY against the MSAJORITY RACE – SINHALESE.

    WE can say & yell & WRITE but special favours are granted EVEN TODAY by Canadian companies who HIRES THEM (the Tamils). ONE day they will demand PART OF TORONTO as their HOMELAND. They learn the words of NEW PM elect of India who has said, FIJI , SRI Lanka, & Maratius are all INDIAN territories.

    WITH THAT IN MIND why on earth did Rajapaksha Govt. allowed SOME MORE INDIANS to be hired as STATE EMPLOYYEES.?

    If you visit any large city in Sri Lanka, those cities are DOMINATED BY TAMILS or INDIANS. For me they do not make any difference either a TAMIL or INDIAN. Both are of the same calibre……….KEEP SRI LANKA SINHALESE BUDDHIST.. ….J

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