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Canadian Tamils urge International Criminal Court to ‘take action’ in Sri Lanka – Examiner.com

[MISC, Monday, 9 May 2011 08:09 No Comment]

Toronto – Hundreds of Tamils gathered outside of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto where they urged the International Criminal Court and President Barack Obama to unite with "democratic nations" to for an independent inquiry in Sri Lanka.

It was reported last week that the United Nations published the Secretary General’s panel of experts report highlighting the accountability measures in the final days of the civil war in Sri Lanka, analysis on what exactly happened and interviews from various sources who were involved in the war between President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The report was released days before Tamils worldwide mark the month of May as “Tamil Genocide Remembrance Month.” The international Tamil community will take part in various events commemorating those who have lost their lives in Sri Lanka.

One of the first events that took place this month was a large rally in front of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto where representatives of the Canadian Tamil community and associates from both the National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) assembled.

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