Why The Tigers Now? And Why Does Canada Tolerate Even Their Token Presence And Any Attempt To Re-group ?
Posted on January 19th, 2011

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial

January 20th 2011

Perhaps it isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  quite important that all CanadiansƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  as well as all citizens of the world, conscious of the dangers of the spreading of global terrorism and the dire implications involved areƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ madeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ aware of thisƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ever present threat of a resurgenceƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ of Tamil Tiger terrorism in Canada particularly as there are very credible reports based on careful research that despite being driven underground, dispersed and outlawed by the present Conservative Administration,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  there still is a concerted effort by die hard Tamil TigerƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ sympathisers to revive them and that the dream of TamilƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ secession in Sri Lanka still exists amongst some !ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 
Security Intelligence Authorities in Canada in an alarming report to the media as well as the Canadian GovernmentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ are warning that exiled Tamil rebel leaders are re-establishing their violent Sri Lankan separatist movement in Canada and that it is of paramountƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  importanceƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ that the Government of Canada needs to pay attention and take stringent preventive measures in the continued war against terrorism in addition to what has already been set in place.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 
The refered toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Security Intelligence warning has beenƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ sent to a very credible Federal Government official who has disclosed this in no uncertain terms to theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Ottawa Citizen Newspaper who in turn has published a report sounding the alarm.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It suggests that exiled Tamil rebel leaders are re-establishing their violent Sri Lankan separatist movement in CanadaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and sounds imposing where thay are quoted as saying “We don’t know how far advanced it is, but their intent is pretty clear ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ to set up a base-in-exile here for the leadership. Some leadership is already here,” which sounds ominous!
The warningƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  has accompanied a report late last week to the Canadian Government revealing that two Southeast Asian smuggling syndicates are arranging the launch of two more shiploads of Tamil migrants to British Columbia in the coming weeks. The boats are expected to carry as many as 50 former Tamil Tiger rebel leaders and fighters, according to intelligence estimates.
” But why here? ” it has been asked by the recipients of the reportƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ asƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ it does not make any sense beingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  much easier logicallyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ to go to AustraliaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ . However,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the mainƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ reason according to many analysts could be based on how easy it appears to be toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ convince and get round Canadian Immigration Authorities on compassionate grounds despite a recent report by the Canadian Government that on the basis of large numbers of Tamils returning home to their native Sri Lanka it has now been concluded that there is no threat to their existences and no further need to harbour them as refugees in Canada. which is all the more reason whyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Canada should maintain her stand on refusing admission to any refugee claimants from such premises.
And to compound the issue there continues to be a plethora of innuendo, fabrications and false testimony by certain exiled Tamil DiasporaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  continuing to front for thr Tamil Tigers who really are the root cause for the attempted resurgence of the Terror group that contradict the reality that Tamils are indeed welcome in their homeland not only by the Administration of PresidentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mahinda Rajapaksha who has extended magnanimous olive branches and concessionsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ to themƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ but also the majority Sinhalese populace on the basis that there will be no more conflict and the importance of reconciliation which is of utmost importance towards the future of Sri Lanka and her image in the eyes of the world.
Curiously there have been two previous cargo ships, Sun Sea and Ocean Lady,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ arriving in Western CanadaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ in 2009 carrying an estimatedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ total of 568 would be refugees, including several men named by the Sri Lankan Government as suspectedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  former Tamil Tiger activists and concerns have been raised by security intelligence sources about them on the basis that their admission into Canada under the guise of refugees would constitute a security risk where Canada could easily become a haven for terroristsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  a concern also expressed by the USA after 9/11 where Canada’s vulnerabilities based on relaxed Immigration and Refugee Laws have been cited on more than one occassion.This not forgetting proven Tamil Tiger links to Al Quaeda and other sources of Global Terrorism!
Further quoting excerpts from the Ottawa Cirizen report it needs to be observed that “The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ LTTE) were defeated in 2009 after waging a three-decade civil war for independence. The group has been outlawed in Canada since 2006.
Human rights groups and Canadian Tamils however,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ urge compassion for the migrants and have called for a broader public understanding of the complex political situation in Sri Lanka . As members of Sri Lanka ‘s Tamil minority, many of the men are fleeing persecution and face torture or death if returned to their homeland”, which despite its profound starkness is not a reality of today. There are many Tamils who will attest to this and the reason why there are many returning back to Sri Lanka.
When the Canada Border Services Agency has alleged that at least 14 of the MV Sun Sea migrants are inadmissible to Canada due to membership in a terrorist organization, the allegations have to be taken seriously. There is every likelihood that their influences could have prevailed on every member aboard the vessels carrying them to Canada whether voluntarily or through coercion knowing fully well the modus operandi of the terrorists and their determination regardless of the hopelesness of their situation to re-group and something the Canadian Authorities should view objectively while never permitting theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  overwhelming effortƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ by Sri Lanka towards eliminating terrorism to go to waste byƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ granting them leeway inƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Canada. So why provide platforms for the terrorists now? inadvertently as is seems and why does Canada tolerate even their token presence and any attempt to regroup it might be asked?


4 Responses to “Why The Tigers Now? And Why Does Canada Tolerate Even Their Token Presence And Any Attempt To Re-group ?”

  1. aravinda Says:

    Spanish writer George Santayana in his book LIFE OF REASON said, ” Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. This is in store for the nation of Canada.

    Canada has many parallels with Sri Lanka. Canada was engulfed in a terrorist, separatist war from 1962 to 1975. Compared to LTTE, these Quebec separatists were “kindergarten kids still wearing nappies.” Canadians should remember their past and what could happen in future.(God forbid)

    In 1960s some in Quebec wanted to part ways with Canada, and like in Sri Lanka these wars were rooted in perceived language discrimination. The French populace had some grievances. Many,so called Liberation organisations were born, namely Quebec Liberation Front, Quebec Liberation Army, Resistance Network, Taxi Liberation Front, The Little Free Quebec, Revolutionary Army of Quebec, south Shore Gang and few others.

    Sri Lankans faced 4 major Eelam wars in 30years, Canada faced 6 tiny, little, mini wars in those 13 years. Like LTTE, Quebec separatists had their own flag, blue and white background with a single red star. The Quebec terror networks were supposed to be backed by CIA, but later claims were made it had connections to PLO and KGB too. They were involved in bank robberies, kidnapping, murder, demonstrations, general strikes, fire bombing and many other terrorist activities. Over 250 violent incidents are attributed to them. Like President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Canada too had a good leader, namely Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. It was Trudeau who saved Canada. Sadly, Canadians have short memories. But when LTTE start fire bombing your cities, don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you.

    Prime Minister Trudeau, when asked about his harsh war measures against terrorists, he just said ” Well, just watch me”. This has been quoted many times over. Like wise, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be quoted many times for his, ” He is from jungles of North and I am from jungles of South, and let us see what happens…”

    Well..let us see what happens….

  2. Ratanapala Says:

    Let us look at the big picture.

    The Christian Church is already loosing its adherents in the Christian West. Having seeing their bigotry, pedophilia and unearned riches traditional Christians are leaving their churches by the score. Already the Churches in these countries are up for sale in many places.

    Canada is a wealthy country where the Catholic Church is very powerful and extremely influential. Catholic Church has already declared that this century is for the conversion of Asia. They need new converts to counter the loss they are already suffering. In Sri Lanka they will use the LTTE to help them convert the Tamils in the North and East. This is why the LTTE is important for them.

    Elsewhere for the Western Christian powers their longterm agenda is to balkanize the whole of South Asia – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma to enable them to exploit and have dominance over these countries. They too require the LTTE to make a toehold first in Sri Lanka as a stepping stone for the dismemberment of India. Balkanization of Pakistan is on going!

    The 13th Amendment + will give much power to the provinces in Sri Lanka. With this the Catholic Church will become very powerful in Sri Lanka’s North Western Province. Already the newly appointed Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has told not to change the demographics in the North and East and to keep them for the Tamils. What this means is that the Catholic Church wants to have a free ride in these provinces unencumbered to carry out conversions. Once converted they become easy pawns and cannon fodder for this misguided adventure of creating the greater Ealam – a Christian nation friendly to the Western Powers. As I have mentioned before these powers are the New Portuguese!

    From its early opposition to the present government in Sri Lanka , within two years the Christian Church has jockey back and close to the President to have great influence over him. In this I am certain the Catholic Church has used family connections and other foul means at the disposal of the Catholic Church. Today Sri Lanka is soft peddling the Anti- Conversion Bill. The revival of the LTTE in Canada is to make whole of North Western, Northern and Eastern Christian and Catholic. They are already in the hill country among the poor and among the plantation workers. The plan is to achieve something even bigger than what Prabhakaran dreamed.

    The Hindu priests already have no say in the North and East. The land is free for the ‘Catholic Black and Pink belts to roam. They are too engrossed in their caste ridden bigotry they fail to see the big picture. The Buddhist hierarchy the Maha Nayakas are not any better. They are too engrossed in their own welfare that they have hardly time for this big picture. They must get close to the President and not push him to the waiting hands of the Catholic Church.

    Only hope for Sri Lanka remains with those that followed Soma Hamuduruwo and prepared the nation to end the first phase of the Tamil Terrorist war. Now they must come forward to save the nation from even bigger plot by the Catholic Church. Catholic Church is the main force behind the attempts to revive the LTTE and Tamil Racism. Their aim is to gain more power and wealth to the Church. The other Christian denominations are too in the fray. This is why Bishop Chickera too has something to say from time to time.

    If the Sri Lankan President fails to see the big picture – he too will have the same fate of the king Buvanekea Bahu VI – a helpless pawn in the hand of the new Portuguese!

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is up to the Buddhist & Hindu people of Lanka to unite against unjust Conversions. Laws may have to be implemented to stop Conversions on grounds of Security Issues.

  4. Sam66 Says:

    The way I see it, Canada is no different to any other country! They try to make hay while the sun shines. As long as there is the tamil diaspora vote, the politicians play to the crowds to win their votes. I do not think they understand what is going on in Sri Lanka or care about it. They see a vote base, which can be exploited through a polarization based on the ltte sentiment. Hence they encourage and prey upon this sentiment by fueling it more and more as this helps to keep it alive. These politicians are like flies settling on dead carcasses and most of them don’t have any principles or morals to talk of.

    On another note, I was just wondering whether anyone can change the will of a person to convert to any other religion. Of course the Christian church is all out to benefit from such conversion, but can they convert by force? Perhaps not unless they see a physical, monitory or spiritual benefit from it. Like the Dalits in India, if they are recognized as equals by the Christian church, then they do have a reason to convert as they feel that they have gained something. this is the same thing that happened in Sri Lanka (Ceylon then). In order to send a child to a good school (most “good” schools with English education were run by the church), they had to be converted, or else they could not look forward to a good education. What I am trying to say is that no one will convert unless there is something to be gained from it. The church is very good at using this, and if anyone is interested in preventing conversion, these needs of the “potential convertees” must be looked after.


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