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SL on alert on possible genocide allegations by Canada

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Colombo, April 18 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka is still at a loss to thwart the efforts by a city council in Canada to construct what it called a Tamil genocide monument, and to counter the allegations by the Canadian politicians, an informed source said .

Brampton city council in Canada has approved the final design for the Tamil Genocide Memorial, a monument the city promised three years ago, according to foreign media.

The media said it is a 4.8-metre tall stainless steel monument built in Chinguacousy Park in the Bramalea area to commemorate the lives lost in the Sri Lankan civil war — what many people in the Tamil community call a genocide. Canada's Parliament unanimously voted to recognize May 18 as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day in 2022.

A well placed diplomatic source said that Sri Lanka remains on high alert as Canadian leaders may make genocide allegations next month when the country marks the war victory. Last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s genocide accusations sparked a diplomatic dispute between the two nations. Sri Lanka responded with protests by summoning the Canadian envoy. A well-placed diplomatic source informed Daily Mirror yesterday that the Sri Lankan government is keen to ascertain whether such allegations will be repeated this time, despite previous protests by Sri Lanka. “Canadian leaders have a history of making such allegations, even though the Canadian federal government has concluded that the events in Sri Lanka during the war do not amount to genocide,” the official said.

However, the official said Sri Lanka had been unable to thwart the efforts by the Brampton city council to construct the monument. The Canadian Federal government which rejected genocide allegations, however, has no jurisdiction over the city council making it difficult for Sri Lanka to stop the move.

  Comments - 29

  • Dinesh Ekanayake Thursday, 18 April 2024 06:08 AM

    With the heat of the election another drama is about to unfold !!!

    Ravana Thursday, 18 April 2024 12:44 PM

    On point

    Vernon Saturday, 27 April 2024 05:44 AM

    If you have not done anything wrong why should you be on alert ??? Its million $ question.

    Chamath Thursday, 18 April 2024 06:34 AM

    Don't they know about what happing to Palestine ????

    Jaya Thursday, 18 April 2024 07:29 AM

    I am a Sinhalese Academic working in Canada for the last twenty years. It is utter idiocy for the Sri Lankan government to preparing to counter the Canadian government. The best course of action for the Sri Lankan government is to admit isolated atrocities were committed by the Army and rapidly commence judicial investigations , the whole thing could be satisfactorily sorted out within one year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not anti Sri Lankan , in Canada Sinhalese are being treated no different from the Tamils , we Sri Lankans are enjoying a good life in Canada. What Justin Trudeau detest with all his heart is India and not Sri Lanka. India may drag Sri Lanka into it’s camp to work against Canada but Sri Lanka should tell the Indians to back off.

    Living here for some years you will become in touch with the tricks here Thursday, 25 April 2024 06:18 PM

    First, sorry if you are hurt by what people in Lanka do, as it may of course affect yourself since you advertise yourself as Sri Lankan. However, I think you are truly mistaken with Justin Trudeau. He does not detest India, but the BJP government in power there which is assassinating Canadian citizens. Indians in India are trying to make the issue about race, including baiting silly just arrived in Canada Indians who aren't yet able to become Canadian citizens. Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka are cunning and deceptive when it comes to hiding the atrocities done. While you maybe out of touch with Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka, those living here know politicians here are by large like a den of con artists and swindlers. Wake up to the fact that Sri Lankans living here do cunning things beyond your imagination.

    Adwani Thursday, 18 April 2024 08:53 AM

    When the country marks the war victory, let those who lost the battle to mark the defeat without any hinderance by issuing court orders.

    V Warren Thursday, 18 April 2024 09:16 AM

    This guy is so stupid, every year he comes up with this allegation . Election must be near in Canada. He is trying this to please his puppet masters the expatriate Tamil community. This guy is the most despicable idiot I have seen in my life.

    Sam Thursday, 18 April 2024 09:32 AM

    Truth hurts

    Karu Thursday, 18 April 2024 10:43 AM

    Canada ,the country with most idle politicians, they need some junks to waste peoples fund and their time.

    wickrama wijayasiri Thursday, 18 April 2024 11:07 AM

    I am a Canadian. Do not bother to take this guy seriously. Definitely not a chip of the old block in every aspect, except for his divorce.

    islander Thursday, 18 April 2024 07:58 PM

    Ostrichian philosophy. But no stones should be unturned is the way to go.

    Jude Thursday, 18 April 2024 11:15 AM

    What happened in the final phase is Collateral Damage!!! Yeah.

    Mahila Thursday, 18 April 2024 03:12 PM

    If that is the case, get a JUDGE to say so and the matter will be closed!!!??? What are they waiting for, but do exactly that without further Dilly Dallying and ‘RIFF-RAFF’??? Absolute Nut cases, SL defence, justice and foreign Ministry, SHOULD DO NOW!!! Probably, they are waiting FREE GENEVA TRIP!!??

    L Jaya Thursday, 18 April 2024 11:16 AM

    This is another attempt in the wake of elections to create calamity and prevent elections going ahead. Needs fact findings

    Thiru Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:14 PM

    Mahind and Co manipulated the final stages of the war to ascend to power in the southern region through elections. Leveraging their victory in the war (which involved the destruction of the North and East), Mahind and Co secured electoral victories, ultimately leading to the devastation of the entire country. A significant portion of the population, acting as stakeholders, remained invested in this destructive cycle for up to 15 years, unwittingly supporting corrupt individuals. The acceptance of this truth raises profound questions about human behavior and collective responsibility. Why do societies sometimes tolerate or even endorse actions that lead to their own downfall? Is it a result of misinformation, fear, or misplaced trust? Perhaps it’s a reminder that vigilance, critical thinking, and a commitment to ethical leadership are essential for safeguarding the well-being of nations and their citizens.

    Intiquab Ghouse Thursday, 18 April 2024 02:54 PM

    I am a Canadian, simple thing Canada does not understand the difference between Srilanka and the Palestinians, as our Prime Minister is a yes sir no sir to the US.

    navratne willamune Thursday, 18 April 2024 04:50 PM

    elections must be close,same old stories are,brought up again,Nothing but electionearing not out of sympathy to the so called aggrieved parties.they too massacred innocent cevilians

    Mahila Friday, 19 April 2024 03:13 AM

    "Nothing but electioneering not out of sympathy to the so called aggrieved parties"!!!??? You seem to be “MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES”!!?? Canada, elections are NOT due until, ‘FALL’ of 2025 – October 2025!!! Sri Lanka has 2 elections before that to contend with!!?? Presidential Elections 2024 in End September/early October and General Elections - Parliamentary, Not later than August 2025!?

    Buddhist Thursday, 18 April 2024 06:29 PM

    Where is SL promised Truth and Reconciliation that was promised by SL at the UN? Nowhere to be seen.

    Mahila Friday, 19 April 2024 02:45 AM

    NO EXEMPLARY Difference; State of Mind!!!??? Forgetfulness after 2 weeks, is LEGACY; Isn't Intentional, therefore NOT premeditated!!?? Excused!?

    jayt Friday, 19 April 2024 07:54 AM

    He is just following the order from the group who have brought him into power. This group who problem with Sri lanka. Many of the poeple who makes comments are spies who works for them. The are the one stole sinhalese new year and said it belong to Tamil " in a loud propaganda piece in two days ago and went to pramadasa Jr and gave another propaganda piece to harass sinhalese. The have connections to many groups in srilanka, now they threatening to bring jvp into power under npp and get support for Tamil. Carbon tax is not his own products

    John Fernando Friday, 19 April 2024 06:31 PM

    What war victory SL achieved ? become a new begging bowl of Asia and world? Forever debt to China and India and need to dance for their tunes. recently India is accelerating efforts to bring North ,East, and upcountry under their belt to counter China's dominance. This war made Rajapaksa and their associates to become richest people. I think that's the biggest and brightest achievement of this war.But now too late to do anything. recently tourists are robbed in daytime by vendors selling Vadai for Rs1000 and Kottu for Rs1900.

    Waco Saturday, 20 April 2024 10:41 AM

    This will be another Drama by Ranil.

    M Fernando Sunday, 21 April 2024 05:53 AM

    Victory Day... Heroes Day.. Birthday... Who cares ? Let each celebrate or mourn according to their own desire.

    Raymon Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:05 PM

    If no genocide , why Sri Lankan government is not willing to allow international observers to investigate genocide allegation during the war. If you dont have anything to hide let someone impartial to say so to put this issue to rest .

    Aindaram Monday, 22 April 2024 07:02 AM

    I live in Canada, regular people don't care about these things all they care about is YouTube and Facebook so let the politicians build it, nothing will happen.

    Waco Monday, 22 April 2024 07:09 AM

    Ranil only FART no Shit. Election round the corner.

    senthil Saturday, 27 April 2024 06:52 PM


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