Dear Hon. Stockwell Day:
I read your latest announcement about 'Terrorism" and the ban on the World Tamil Movement, a 20 years old cultural organization on Monday.
I am surprised to see that the Tories are bringing
After the Tories banned the LTTE in 2006, Sri Lankan government waged war against Tamils and killed more than 5000 Eelam Tamils. Now, the Sri Lankan government may plan to execute more massacres with newly pledged financial support from
Please remember you used the same HRW reports to support your decison to ban the LTTE in 2006. Why don't you use their recent reports to ban the Sri Lankan government and close their terror funding embassy in
In fact, in the reverse, several Canadian UN officials, notably UNHCHR Louise Arbour, have been branded as 'terrorists' by the Sri Lankan government.
Tamils democratically decided to free themselves from
Tamils were waited for help from International community more than 30 years until 1977, then they decided to go separate and started to fight against Sri Lankan state terrorism.
It is very hard to believe such a educated community could be threatened by the LTTE for money. Even if that is the case, I believe the Canadian police and the RCMP are capable of handling the situation with available laws.
In fact, there are many Tamils who have worked for the police, army, and the RCMP as well. Please recruit more Tamils to the police if you want to know more about what is happening in the community.
Branding Tamil organizations as terrorists, shutting down public voices or threating the Tamil community will not help in any way. In fact, it will be counter productive.
On the other side, those who really want to help Tamils back on the island, will do so underground. Is this what the Tories want to achieve?
In the 1980s,
Tamils know how the Sri Lankan government has denied their rights using anti-terror laws. It was the
Dictatorship or governance using fear will cause more problems. Please don't play political games at the expense of a young fast-growing, productive, law-abiding community.