Rotrand seeks intervention for ‘out of control’ situation in Sri Lanka

[ Montreal Express ]

Saying that equating Tamils with terrorism is “odious,” Montreal city councillor Marvin Rotrand is calling upon Mount Royal Liberal MP Irwin Cotler to question the Conservative government about the situation in Sri Lanka, which Rotrand says is now “completely out of control.” “I have been approached by a number of people in our borough who are of Tamil origin,” he said during the borough council’s monthly meeting last Monday. “They pointed out to me that just the other day 64 people were killed when a hospital was shelled, and that over 7,000 civilians were killed in fighting in Sri Lanka in the last couple of weeks alone.

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