Tamils continue protests

[Toronto Star] Dozens of Tamil protesters calling for intervention in the Sri Lanka civil war remain at Queen’s Park this morning, while another group has assembled outside the Sri Lankan consulate near Yonge St. and St. Clair Ave. Gathered on a portion of sidewalk at 40 St. Clair Ave. W. – but not obstructing pedestrian […]

Gardiner chaos averted

[Toronto Star] A massive protest by Toronto’s Tamil community that shut down the Gardiner Expressway for more than six hours last night ended shortly after midnight, creating instant relief for tens of thousands of commuters planning their morning drive into work. The end came shortly after a representative in Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s office promised […]

Grim picture emerges from Tamil camps

[The Star] Tamil refugees have been sexually assaulted by soldiers and dead bodies ignored at a Sri Lankan displaced persons camp that lacks food and water, camp aid workers told Britain’s Channel 4. Sri Lanka’s consul general in Toronto, Bandula Jayasekara, rejected the assault allegations as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam propaganda and British television […]

Kidnappings torment Sri Lankan families

[Toronto Star] Where is Mohideen? His wife Fatima wonders this every day as she wakes at 5 a.m. to say her morning prayers and get her two sons ready for school. Since November, Fatima, who lives in a corrugated tin-roof home in one of the Sri Lankan capital’s Tamil neighbourhoods, has been praying to Allah […]

Sri Lanka quarantines conflict zone

[Toronto Star] Sri Lanka – After a civil war that has lasted more than a quarter-century, the Sri Lankan government can sense victory against its long-time nemesis, the Tamil Tigers. But Sri Lanka doesn’t want the world to know how it routed its enemy in the northern part of this island. The government has practically […]