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Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Canada can proceed to extradite two Sri Lanka men the United States has accused of involvement with the Tamil Tigers, which waged a bloody war for independence in Sri Lanka and is considered a terrorist organisation by Washington and Ottawa, reuters reported.
Piratheepan Nadarajah was alleged to have tried to purchase surface-to-air missiles and AK-47 assault rifles for the Tamil Tigers from an undercover officer posing as a black-market arms dealer on Long Island, New York.
The other man, Suresh Sriskandarajah, was alleged to have helped Tamil Tigers get electronic equipment, submarine and warship design software and communications equipment.
The Canadian government declined to comment on when they would be extradited.
Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld an anti-terrorism law enacted after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, ruling unanimously that those who choose to engage in terrorism must "pay a very heavy price."
The law's constitutionality was challenged by Mohammad Momin Khawaja, convicted in Canada of terrorism for involvement with a British group that had plotted unsuccessfully to set off bombs in London.
It was also challenged by the two Sri Lankan men accused of terrorism by the United States for trying to buy missiles or weapons technology for the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers.
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  • Saman Saturday, 15 December 2012 03:18 AM

    The diaspora will go crazy.

    jacoob Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:07 AM

    Welcome this move. This is the begining of the similar voluteer/ forced deportation of everybody involved in terrorism, crime against humanity, genocide etc.. Welcome welcome...

    Hello Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Bring them back to sri lanka and put them in welikada via DM Android App

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Friday, 14 December 2012 08:10 PM

    Once in a blue moon Canada gets a sense of sanity.

    ravi Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:13 PM

    No worrys only we know the move of the our international mad Sri Lankans.

    Kalu Sudda Friday, 14 December 2012 11:16 PM

    Hope they stay in the USA or Canada for the rest of the life.North Pole without clothes will be a good place.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 14 December 2012 11:54 PM

    At last, Canada govt going against LTTE and glad to hear.

    Moda sinhalaya Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:08 PM

    Sinhalaya modaya kevum kannda yodhaya!!!!

    Cobra Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:47 AM

    Only two? What about the rest of striped terrorists Canada is harboring?

    Lobo Saturday, 15 December 2012 02:50 AM

    At this rate the 'Tigers' will soon be extinct.

    Nodrog Saturday, 15 December 2012 02:51 AM

    What do the die-hard LTTE supporters have to say about this? How come no comments?


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