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Canada - top cash source for Tamil Tigers

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada

September 23, 2008

The Editor (Letters)
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

Sir:

Re: Sri Lanka, Canada cited as top Tiger cash source.
This was common knowledge , and I said so through your Letters to the Editor columns during all of the Liberal rule of 13 years, which allowed the Tamil Diaspora to collect 2 million dollars a month since 1993 to be stuffed into the Tamil Tiger war chest. While all this was going on the Liberals looked the other way not wanting to antagonize the 100,000 Tamil voters in the Greater Toronto Area, and allowing Sri Lanka to hemorrhage with killings from bombs, and bullets bought out of Canadian funds by the Tamil Tigers.

It was only after the Conservatives came to power in 2006 that Sri Lanka’s population were given some respite when the Tamil Tigers were banned, and criminalizing them raising funds under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Laws. Further, I am almost sure that every Sri Lankan who got into the habit of making the sign of the cross or putting their palms together in prayer when they got into a bus, wanting to arrive in one piece at the end of their destination without being bombed by the Tamil Tigers, is thankful to the Harper Government for assuring them of their right-to-their-life. And further for taking extra measures to block the World Tamil Movement (WTM) based in Toronto by imposing a ban on them too to continue raising funds as well as transferring funds to the Tamil Tiger coffers which was glorifying terrorism.

That indeed was the difference for Sri Lanka when Canada was ruled by the Liberals and Conservatives. The Liberals let the Sri Lankan people die at the hands of the Tamil Tigers, and the Conservatives prevented the Tamil Tigers snuff out the lives of innocent citizens of Sri Lanka.

Asoka Weerasinghe



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