Friday, August 18, 2006

The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament
Mississauga East Cooksville
August 15, 2006

Canada Must Break Silence on Atrocities in Sri Lanka

Switzerland, the most neutral country in the world, has spoken out against what it calls an ‘outrage’. That outrage is the deliberate targeting of children in a bombing raid by the Sri Lankan Air Force. Scores of young school girls were killed, more than one hundred injured.

“Regrettably, Tamil civilians and children continue to be the victims of the silence of the world,” observed Albina Guarnieri. “It is time Canada sent a forceful message to the Sri Lankan Government that it must now be held to account for a long series of atrocities by its military.”

Canada is one of Sri Lanka’s largest donors of foreign aid and provides industrial cooperation programs to Sri Lankan business. Despite its influence, Canada has not asked for any standard of conduct from Sri Lanka. In fact, Canada continues to provide aid without requiring Sri Lanka to ratify the International Criminal Court. As a result, this recipient of Canadian tax dollars is not among the one hundred nations that are subject to investigation and prosecution for war crimes.

“It is time for Canada to take a stand against a campaign of military atrocities in Sri Lanka. Canada should link future aid and debt relief to Sri Lanka’s immediate acceptance of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and the potential investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity as set out in the Rome Statute.”

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finallyyyyyy!!!!!! Somebody spoke against the Sri lankan atrocities. I guess people are feeling the heat from the Canadian Tamils. Tamils are united to help our bloods back home!

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should thank her for raising her voice for our people back home. This is a great gesture from a Canadian MPP.

Varnan K.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tamils must unite - if there are people with egos then just leave them to rot...example:

http://www.sibernews.com/the-news/world-news/undiyalaan-and-napoleon-hookup-to-assassinate-prominent-tamils-in-uk-200608175069/

Else we see more additions to this:

http://www.genocide.org.uk/genocide/

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate harper :@ stupid prime minster... :@ :@

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate harper :@ stupid prime minster... :@ :@

1:16 PM  
Anonymous thuva said...

i hate harper :@ stupid prime minster... :@ :@

1:16 PM  

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