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Issuing a statement on the seventh anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a robust accountability mechanism with foreign involvement was needed to enlist the confidence of war victims.

“Today, we mark the anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka in 2009. It is a time to honour, remember, and reflect on the victims of this 26-year war.

“Over the past seven years, I have met many victims of this war, and have been deeply moved by their heroic stories of trauma and loss. Much work lies ahead to heal the wounds of all those who have suffered, and to achieve long-term peace and reconciliation on the island.

“Tamil-Canadians are an integral part of our country and have overcome much adversity. I extend my deepest sympathy and support to Canadians of Tamil descent.

“I am encouraged that the Sri Lankan government is committed to working with the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community towards seeking accountability in their country. A robust accountability mechanism must enlist the confidence of the victims of this war, through the meaningful engagement of foreign and Commonwealth investigators, prosecutors, and judges. Canada will continue to engage the international community in investigating and addressing serious violations of international law in Sri Lanka and around the world. We stand willing to assist the government of Sri Lanka in fulfilling this commitment,” he said.

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  • France Friday, 20 May 2016 11:03 AM

    Faiz Duba has forgotten to include FRANCE in his list of nations where IS killed hundred odd people in FRANCE last December.

    dham Friday, 20 May 2016 01:27 PM

    Mac via DM Android App

    dham Friday, 20 May 2016 01:30 PM

    Machan Canada please dont intervene SL internal matters - Donald T. via DM Android App

    pras Friday, 20 May 2016 01:15 AM

    you are supporting terrorist for votes. you will regret this decision via DM Android App

    ari Friday, 20 May 2016 01:42 AM

    Think Canada needs a mechanism with foreign participation to investigate its treatment of First Nation people before advising Sri Lanka.

    ratnayake Friday, 20 May 2016 01:51 AM

    Big talker no substance at all. Pretends he knows everything on earth.

    Faiz Dubai. Friday, 20 May 2016 02:24 AM

    Mr. Prime Minister your concern seems to be only about Tamils who suffered due to LTTE terrorism. But other communities in this country too suffered enormously. Tamil Canadians too a creation of this war. Your concern are welcome if it's extending not only to Sri Lanka but also to those suffering in Iraq,Afghanistan, Syria etc.

    sarrij Friday, 20 May 2016 02:33 AM

    The Canadian PM is stating the obvious solution instead of footdragging.But,nothing concrete has happened-it's all talk and no action.

    Jagath Friday, 20 May 2016 02:48 AM

    Just shut up Justin.we all know Canada supported LTTE.Canada is our enemy not our friend

    Cheers Friday, 20 May 2016 03:36 AM

    Canadian prime minister is already stumped by the so called Sri Lankan Canadian Tamils majority of them are refugees and boaties we do not need any foreign mechanisms as we use our own expertise to finish the war if you are not self sufficient ask for support from USA

    saman Friday, 20 May 2016 03:41 AM

    Even my neighbour's pet dog has an opinion on Sri Lanka. Unfortunately the spineless who is in charge of running the country doesn't have the balls to stand up and ask them to mind their own business. We all know the size and strength of Tamil diaspora in Canada and PM Justin knows his political existence depends on them being 'happy'.

    Ranjitdea Friday, 20 May 2016 03:48 AM

    Why dont you give equal rights to the Tamils in Canada. They are forced to do 3D jobs for survival. You have no choice but to shed crocodile tears for votes

    caniska Friday, 20 May 2016 04:01 AM

    How come Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn't give deepest sympathy and support to Canadians of Sinhelese descent from Sri Lanka who lost their brothers and sisters due to this terrorist war?Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a politician who is trying to buy tamil canandian votes.

    Shan Friday, 20 May 2016 04:55 AM

    We know that Tamil votes are important to you.

    sam Friday, 20 May 2016 05:29 AM

    Hay man u have listened to Tamils only, come to srilanka and listen to sinhaliese who lost their lives, loved ones property and all the belonging they had because of this murderous inhuman Prabakaran. do you know how many sinhalese monks, babies, mothers, fathers and young ones were Hacked to death by murderous Prabakaran's Brutal terrorists. pl. stop talking nonsense without knowing anything. We know most of the Politicians are dependants of of Ltte money.

    sam Friday, 20 May 2016 05:42 AM

    Very soon Canadian Tamils will ask for a seperate state in canada. then only this guy will realize the hidden agenda. this man does not know what he is talking about it looks like this guy has woken up from a very deep sleep without knowing about Prabakaran's Murderous terrorist activities in srilanaka or else this Politician has been born last year. what a foolish statement this guy has made. do some mechanism to your foolish knowledge. what a shame.

    Jude Friday, 20 May 2016 05:43 AM

    Canadian PM should look into over 1,200 murdered First Nation's women for the last 25-30 years. No Canadian governments have done justice to the dead and to their victim families!!??, Moreover, half of those dead the bodies found but absolutely nothing has been done, now CDN PM if you're looking for accountability, well that's where you should start !!! Hey, clean up your own backyard first!!!?

    Jude Friday, 20 May 2016 05:48 AM

    Hey, PM JT if looking for accountability in crimes!! I suggest start with 1250 Canadian first nations women deaths first!!??

    Laljee/Qatar Friday, 20 May 2016 05:55 AM

    Diasporas money started talking again. Canada a safe heaven for Terrorists from all over the world.Pl.mind your own business.

    Jude Friday, 20 May 2016 06:00 AM

    New CDN PM JT wants to appease 50000 CDN Tamil Votes!!?? His Liberal Party got history of supporting terrorist in SL to obtain their Vote!!!!

    Badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:33 PM

    well said, Faiz Dubai.

    Badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:36 PM

    very good coment, Cheers.

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:39 PM

    very true...good one. Ranjit.

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:41 PM

    you are absolutely correct, Caniska.

    Badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:43 PM

    I like your comment...very good. Sam

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:45 PM

    both your comment are very good, Sam

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:47 PM

    yes! quite true, Jude.

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:50 PM

    you are correct, Lalijee/Quata.

    badulla Friday, 20 May 2016 06:51 PM

    Exactly true. Jude.

    Maama Friday, 20 May 2016 09:26 AM

    Yes, Lets start from the Red Indians. You can include Sri Lanka on the international panel.


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