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Tamil Tigers coming to Canada

Expert says the terrorist group wants to continue its fight from the Great White North


Many of the Tamil immigrants in custody after their ship was recently seized off the coast of B.C. are members of the Tamil Tigers, and came to Canada as part of the terrorist organization’s plot to re-launch its fight against the Sri Lankan government, according to an expert advising the Canadian government. Prof. Rohan Gunaratna heads the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, a think tank based in Singapore, and is assisting the government in its investigation of the migrants. Gunaratna also named the man he says is the mastermind behind the plot, Ravi Shankar Kanagaraja, that Canadian authorities are currently seeking. Evidence presented at hearings for the detained migrants shows that clothing owned by two of the men carried traces of residue from chemicals used in explosives, and that they tried to mask the identity of their ship because it used to run guns for the Tigers. But lawyers for the men say they have no connection to the group, and that Gunaratna is not a credible expert because of his close ties to the Sri Lankan government.


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  1. Well, the Liberals will be more then happy to have the Tamil Tigers set up shop in Canada. They'll have more fund raisers to attend and their vote count will rise accordingly.

    Maybe if the Liberals are lucky, Hamas will also begin sending members to Canada.

    • But, wait… the CBC broke this news, and we all know the CBC works for the Liberals.

      And the Tamil Tigers are supported by the Liberals and vice versa.

      So the CBC is now attacking the Liberals…

      Damn, I just can't keep my conspiracy theories straight anymore, especially when they blatantly work against each other. Or at least want me to think so…

      /apply tinfoil_hat.item

  2. I'm confident that with our new immigration policies in place that the government will be able to deal with this issue accordingly.

    That's not to say that I'm confident the government will deal with this issue accordingly, just that, they have put the tools in place to do so.

    • Sri Lanka feared U.S. authorities might force him to give evidence against Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse — a naturalized U.S. citizen and a brother of the Sri Lankan president — over War Crimes –New York Times.

  3. It's disconcerting to me that even before formal immigration, those individuals caught trying to enter Canada were covered in residue of explosive materials, and engaged in the concealment of their ship. IMO, all political affiliations and organizational associations aside, bomb-making and subterfuge are not desirable skills in a prospective migrant.

    • Or even refugees, as one would think many refugees are trying to flee those who makes bombs…

  4. Terrific.

  5. Is Gunaratne your expert.

    He is a Sinhalese member, friend of Gotabaya, US wanted to get information on the war crimes.
    Sarath Fonseka fled US forgetting his Green Card renewal.

  6. Where is the report on the State Dept , Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka.

    Somebody send a copy to MaCleans, does not have a copy

  7. The whole article starts off wrong by stating 'Many of the Tamil immigrants in custody" – they are NOT IMMIGRANTS – they are illegals trying to get into Canada. They may be deemed refugees at some point, but they are only illegals at this point.

  8. One would hope that the Conservatives noticed that, when they announced a crackdown on refugees from Mexico and the Czech Republic, their rating in the polls increased dramatically.

  9. tamil tigers is finished.in srilanka tamil people cant live thatswhy people getting out .most media dont know what is happening in srilanka.govt tell lies they put only one side story.lets give a opportunity to the tamil refugees with conditions. if they break it send them back home.