Thousands protest Tamil ‘genocide’

[Toronto Star] Sharannya Mohan looked back and forth on Front St. As far as she could see, Tamils stood shoulder to shoulder denouncing what they call genocide in Sri Lanka. “We can’t all be terrorists,” the 21-year-old York University student said with a twisted smile. Thousands of Tamils from across greater Toronto, a crowd estimated…

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Tamils protest ‘genocide’

[ Toronto Star ] Thousands of Tamils from across Greater Toronto formed a human chain stretching along Front Street and up University Avenue this afternoon to protest against what they call the genocide of the Tamil people in their homeland, Sri Lanka.About 45,000 people took part in the protest throughout the day, according to Staff…

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RIGHTS-SRI LANKA: ‘Plight of Tamils Similar to Gaza Civilians’

[IPS] While the Sri Lankan army has announced the capture of Mullaitivu, the last bastion of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the plight of more than 250,000 civilians caught in the fighting continues to be as grim as that of civilians in Gaza, say those involved in humanitarian work. Peter Balleis, international director…

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Sri Lanka: Views from the conflict

[BBC] The Sri Lankan military has secured a string of military successes over the LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] in recent months. As the army announces it has seized full control of the Jaffna peninsula in the north, people across the country give their views and experiences of the latest phase in the conflict.…

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US renews call for peaceful dialogue in Sri Lanka

[ AFP ] The US State Department on Friday urged the Sri Lankan and Tamil Tigers to start negotiating over the “legitimate” demands of the Tamils after Colombo announced a key win over the rebels. “The Sri Lankan government now seems to have made a gain through a military gain,” Gordon Duguid, a State Department…

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