Minister Baird Comments on Final Report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

[Canada News Centre] Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on the final report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission: “Canada notes the public release of the report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. Although we are still studying the report, the commission has addressed and provided recommendations […]

Crimes against minorities cannot be tolerated

[National Post] The Tamils’ situation in Sri Lanka brings to mind the old legal maxim, inter arma enim silent leges – essentially, in times of war, the law falls silent. Most unfortunate for all Tamils is the continued cynical silence of the international community on this troubling ongoing ethnic conflict. [Full Story]

Harper’s stand on Sri Lanka is just not cricket

[The Globe and Mail] On Australia’s western shore, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is upsetting the Commonwealth tea party. It’s not just that he declared that Sri Lanka’s human-rights record, so far, would make it an unfit host for the 2013 Commonwealth summit. It’s that those statements have made Sri Lanka something of an example for the […]