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Tamils in Canada mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day

Tamil gathered across Canada to mark Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. In Toronto Tamils  gathered to pay their respects and remember the tens of thousands who were massacred by the Sri Lankan government in the final days of the armed conflict fifteen years ago.

Hundreds gathered in the city,  renewing their pledge to continue to shed light on the atrocities that thousands of Tamils faced during the final phase of the armed conflict as well as the ongoing struggles  faced in the homeland. 

Yesterday Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Opposition leader, Pierre Poilievre issued statements commemorating Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day and emphasised Canada’s commitment to defending human rights in Sri Lanka. As a part of this commitment, Trudeau states that Canada is working with international partners to see the full implementation of the October 2022 United Nations Human Rights Council resolution which calls for greater justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. 

In a video statement, Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre said that the Conservative party grieves the loss of Tamil life in a campaign of genocide and anti-Tamil pogroms. 

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