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Canadian Diaspora funds being misused

[The Sunday Leader.lk, Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:45 No Comment]

A Canadian Parliamentarian delegation had said that funds collected in Canada by the Tamil Diaspora was not being distributed to the Tamils in the north, for whom it is collected, the External Affairs Ministry said.

The Canadian delegation which included Chungen Leung, Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multiculturalism, Joe Daniel and Marlene Gallyot, Special Assistant to Joe Daniel, visited the northern part of the country during a visit to Sri Lanka.

“During their tour they met the Governor of the Northern Province, the Government Agents of Jaffna and Killinochchi and the Bishop of Jaffna.  The team also visited the Jaffna and Chavakachcheri hospitals and the Killinochchi resettlement villages, school, the agricultural areas in the Northern Province.  A visit was also made to the housing scheme funded by the Indian government,” the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said.

The delegation, which had also met the Deputy Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera, had later said that the human rights situation in Sri Lanka has greatly improved and there was no discrimination against the minority Tamil community.

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