Canadian PM calls for reliable accountability mechanism in SL

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his call to the Sri Lankan Government to establish a process of accountability that has the trust and confidence of the survivors of the war.

Issuing a statement over the ninth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka, the Canadian Prime Minister said Canada offers its full support to the Sri Lankan Government and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, transitional justice, and ending impunity are met.

He said the war – which lasted over 26 years – resulted in immeasurable injuries, loss of life, and displacement.

“The wounds of this war linger as the survivors seek answers for their loss, including family members and loved ones who have disappeared,” he said.

He said over the past nine years, he had met many Tamil-Canadians personally affected by the war and their stories are a solemn reminder of the need to attain lasting peace and true reconciliation.

“On this anniversary, I extend my deepest sympathy to Canadians of Tamil descent, and all victims of the armed conflict and their families. I also invite all Canadians to take time to recognize the important contributions that Tamil-Canadians make to our country and the adversity they have overcome,” he said.

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  • Hopeful Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:17 AM

    That will never happen. SL governments don't know the norms of civilised countries.

    Liberal One Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:27 PM

    Norm of a developed country is survival at any cost. Look at israel. U are right our government only knows treachery

    Huna Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:07 PM

    There are no civilized countries , look what so called civilized countries are doing to Syria

    Asela Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:34 AM

    You are plitically motivated? First stand it in Canada

    Devadason Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:49 AM

    Crocodile tears for Canadian Tamils for political gains, He has listened only the stories of those economic refugees from Sri Lanka, how about stories of other communities similarly affected by the ruthless terrorism of Pirabakaran in the south. Should listen to both to give judgement Mr Prime Minister. Whatever you said for political gains we know still those Tamilians in your country are treated as second citizens because of their brown skin.

    Sri Lankan Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:22 PM

    Not only in Canada,in every Western Country all non whites are treated as second class citizens.

    ravin Sunday, 20 May 2018 12:12 PM

    Oh we know why ? world production of cannabis it self will ratify your comments.

    Damian Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:40 PM

    Well we know why, you need the Tamil votes and power of LTTE terrorist money making you talk........ PM please mind your own business... thank you

    saman Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:52 PM

    Pity there is no one in SL to tell the 'teen girl' to mind her own business!

    sam Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:10 PM

    Thia guy is talking for Tamil Votes, what a shame.

    sss Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:20 PM

    Sir how about your claiming the same for libya. A country which was in first category of human develpoment reduced to rubble

    Tomy Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:31 PM

    Also extend your deepest sympathy to victims in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan.

    Joe rajah Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:32 PM

    I am against the terrorism but terrorism was born out of the frustration of the Tamils. We have regarded people in Sri Lanka they cannot think logically. How many police or military went to jail before the terrorism it is 0. 1960 ASP Thavarajah went to St James church in Jaffna and assalteranno worshippers but non of them were brought to justice.

    kumar Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:09 PM

    As usual comments from Sri Lankan retards.

    Haramanis Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:20 PM

    Mr Trudeau please don't forget your late father's principles

    Leo Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:28 PM

    Like in Iraq where you raped a country and took hold of oil?

    Fish Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:30 PM

    Oh right we will pretend like we dont know the funding you receive by various diaspora groups

    Harini Sunday, 20 May 2018 05:16 PM

    Mechanisms of accountability? That's what our citizens wanted too when we elected a new regime into power against all odds and with great sacrifice and threat to life by some in 2015. But to no avail. Our government keeps letting us Sri Lankans down. Accountability is something in severe short supply here.

    Gayan Sunday, 20 May 2018 05:19 PM

    Take no notice. He is after minority votes in Canada.

    Be Fair Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:59 PM

    Wonder what your govt, and you were doing during the war period of 30 years. Sad you have taken 39 years to say such things. No western govt made any effort to curtail the situation, now you try to preach us for your own benefits. Sad indeed

    Ruwan Sunday, 20 May 2018 08:21 PM

    Tamil votes matter

    Jude Monday, 21 May 2018 08:37 AM

    Canadian PM JT should apply mechanism for all those 1200 first nation women missing for last 2 decades and 750 of those women bodies were discovered!!! However, successive Canadian governments didn't do anything!!?? Clean your own backyard first JT!!??

    Sangaralingham Monday, 21 May 2018 08:55 AM

    Hear listen think act re repent forgive forget support share, be kind respect past is past future think positive.nothing last for ever yes even your previous life

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