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Canada urges investigation into Tamil man’s murder

Canada has urged Sri Lanka to conduct a full investigation into the murder of Canadian Tamil businessman Anthonypillai Mahendrarajah.

Mr Mahendrarajah was murdered while he was visiting his native town of Kilinochchi to reclaim property occupied by Sri Lankan businesses, which brought him into conflict with the military.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Bruce Levy, told the BBC a formal note was sent to the government, saying a full investigation into the murder was needed and Canada will be tracking its progress.

Embassy officials examined the murder site and the residence of the victim last week. 

The BBC in its report pointed out that the Sri Lankan government said it would welcome and accept refugees wanting to return from overseas earlier this week, but incidents like this are likely to put many off.

Canada urges Sri Lanka police to probe murder - BBC (11 May 2012)

Top SL military hand alleged in killing Canadian Tamil in Vanni - TamilNet (09 May 2012)