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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

After the ban Canadian Tamils hit hard by the Police

[b]After the ban Canadian Tamils hit hard by the Police[/b]

[b]Toronto, 30 April, ([/b]Canadian Police is cracking down hard on the Tamil Tigers of Canada after the federal government listed them as a terrorist organization them last month.

The raid of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on the World Tamil Movement (WTM) in Toronto last week led to the temporary closing down of the Tamil community newspaper, confiscation of Tiger literature and CD’s and DVD’s.

It also raided 'Asian Textiles' one of the biggest textile marts located in Scarborough. Police are reported to have removed some documents found in the shop along with LTTE flags and photographs of Prabakaran.

Toronto Star reported that Police withdrew its officers from a community event organized by WTM. The "Muththamil"> event – a music, dance and drama festival – was to be held yesterday to honor those declared as patriots by Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tigers hiding in the jungle of Vanni. But when the Police withdrew its officers from the event it was cancelled.

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