Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Toronto Tamils try to rally international support

[TORONTO SUN-october 29,2011]

Tamils still suffer human rights violations two years after the civil war in Sri Lanka ended, protesters at Queen’s Park said Saturday.

Roughly 5,000 Tamil Canadians — joined by Occupy Toronto protesters — flooded Queen’s Park for the “Tamil Freedom Rally,” intended to renew the community’s call to social justice.

“The United Nations’ report has come out saying there were war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the last conflict,” said Krisna Saravanamuttu, spokesman for the National Council of Canadian Tamils. “During that time, 40,000 to 75,000 Tamils civilians were killed in four months alone. What we want to see is a lasting political solution for the island, so it doesn’t get drowned in war again.”

The Tamil dominated area of the island of Sri Lanka is heavily militarized with over 100,000 armed forces and Tamils are denied the right to return to their towns and villages, the NCCT said


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