We must stand together and embrace our diversity as strength: Canadian High Commissioner

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In commemoration of the Canada Day, Canada to Sri Lanka and the Maldives High Commissioner David McKinnon today said that in difficult times, we must stand together and embrace our diversity as strength.

He said Canada would continue to support the reconciliation process through their long-standing collaboration on national languages and by assisting with demining work.

“COVID-19 knows no borders, and its impact on our health systems, our economies and our lives have been devastating. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of working together both to respond to the crisis and for the long-term recovery,” he said.

 Mr. McKinnon said they were extending their support to strengthen the capacities of the cooperative sector and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Sri Lanka which were impacted by COVID-19.

Moreover, he said Canada was working with international financial institutions to address the debt sustainability and financing challenges faced by middle-income countries, including Sri Lanka.

“The bilateral friendship between Sri Lanka and Canada goes back many decades and is strengthened by our deep people-to-people ties. Over the past few months, this partnership has been further strengthened,” he added.

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  • Jeeves Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:38 PM

    Didn't Trudeau blacken his face on more than one occasion? Was this to embrace diversity?

    sach Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:48 PM

    Punish the LTTE fund raisers as they helped commit terrorism in Sri Lanka.

    ari Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:38 PM

    Yeah, why not stop embracing LTTE supporters in Canada and also systematic discrimination against First Nations People.

    jayt Wednesday, 01 July 2020 07:16 PM

    Sri lanka do not need diversity. Sri lanka is very tiny country. Nobody can't install new history for Sri lanka. Tamil has a conspiratorial history from Tamil Nadu and Indian too have history of conspiracy. We know how Western countries Conspired against Sri lanka with Indian for forty years while acting friendly to Sri lanka. Malay Rajapaksas with Tamil and multi racial background chosen by Western countries to impose this conspiratorial goal after years of murdering Sinhalese Buddhists. We will remove Rajapaksas and will establish a full Sinhalese Buddhists government which supposed to be done in 1950s Now we know bogus war crime charges was created to mislead Sinhalese Buddhists voters to install bogus heroes in Sri lanka It is good time to stop use Sri lanka to bribe Indian to help Israel make military alliance with India. It is fine Western countries and Israel have military friendship with Indian but connote undermine Sri lanka for continuous colonial conspiracy or else

    td Wednesday, 01 July 2020 07:17 PM

    Canada is a true

    yuri Wednesday, 01 July 2020 07:35 PM

    how do we punish state terrorism ?

    Rita Gnana Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:04 PM

    Please do not resurrect the LTTE by harping on them all the time. Let it die

    Dalu Banda Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:08 PM

    Sri Lanka has not voted for canada in election that select non-voting members to security council. Therefore please stop your " money in drain" projects in Sri Lanka. Those are no use .

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:20 PM

    Yes, all the while you support LTTE terrorist supporters there and have the cheek to even show your .... face. MM

    Upcountry Tamil Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:22 PM

    Liberal Govt should stop pandering to remnant LTTE in Canada. For votes this is happening. At the same time Liberal Govt should ensure law, order and equality in Sri Lanka on a general basis and not on a selective basis. Similar to soldiers of SL killing Tamils, LTTE also killed innocent Muslims and Sinhalese and those who killed them are now living in Canada. Why not take legal action against these LTTE soldiers who are spreading hatred and show Canada means what it says. Over to you Justin Trudeau.

    jayt Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:46 PM

    Ask from Syria, Libya. Iraq and Yemen! they will say "nuclear weapons'" is the best solution. They are waiting until Sri lanka get it

    jayt Thursday, 02 July 2020 12:18 AM

    final solution to these endless conspiracies' is to get nuclear weapons from Pakistan or china and equip Libya , Syrian Iraq Yemen and possibly any other place

    Premalal Perera Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:19 AM

    Show your own Prime Minister how to stand up to bullies. He us happy kneeling to the looting mob.

    Sando Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:39 AM

    LTTE Hot Spot.

    Sokrates Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:58 AM

    The comments here show the narrow-mindedness of the Sinhalese so-called patriots. As long as Tamils, whether at home or abroad, are described as LTTE terrorists, there can be no peace in Sri Lanka. This rabble is not aware that almost all Tamil immigrants in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and other countries have suffered from the LTTE due to extortion, threats and even murder. Since these immigrants all live in western democracies, they also realize that democracy and the investigation of war crimes and missing persons in Sri Lanka are not reasonable. And since there is freedom of expression and freedom of the press in these countries, they can of course, like everyone else, freely express their displeasure about the abuses in Sri Lanka.


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