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Canadian politicians commemorate Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day

Canadian politicians across the political spectrum commemorate Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day and renew calls for accountability. 

Jagmeet Singh - Leader of New Democratic Party (NDP)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said, “On Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, we remember the thousands of people who were massacred & disappeared by the Sri Lankan state.”


On Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day, we remember the thousands of people who were massacred & disappeared by the Sri Lankan state.

Today & forever— I stand in solidarity with the Tamil community in seeking justice for these atrocities.

You deserve peace, justice & accountability.

— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) May 18, 2024


Gary Anandasangaree - MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park

MP Gary Anandasangaree posted a video on X where he speaks about Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. 


Today, Tamils across Canada are coming together to mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. pic.twitter.com/8EZ2DcD4V5

— Gary Anandasangaree (@gary_srp) May 18, 2024


Anandasangaree says "The notion of recognizing Tamil genocide or the path towards accountability and justice is not a partisan endeavor."

The MP highlights that in January of 2023, Canada became the first country to sanction the Rajapaksa brothers. Anandasangaree adds that such a step was possible because of advocacy from the Tamil community. 

Anandasangree continues "We have walked far the last 15 years, but we have a long way to go. And, I'm hoping that we will all be able to walk on that path together."

Vijay Thanigasalam - MPP Scarborough-Rouge Park

MPP Vijay Thanigasalam said in a post on X "Since its independence, the state of Sri Lanka has been on a path towards genocide."

Thanigasalam highlights "While we cannot bring back lives lost, together, we can reaffirm our commitment to educate the next generation about the suffering, and bring justice and freedom to Tamil people."



Tim Louis - MP for Kitchener-Conestoga 

In a post on X, MP Tim Louis recognized the 15th Anniversary of the Mullivaikkal Genocide.

He adds "Let us acknowledge the tireless advocacy of the Tamil diaspora worldwide, and stand together in solidarity seeking justice for the victims and their families"




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