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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2701

SL Foreign Minister to brief Canadian counterpart on Bob Rae deportation

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 11 June, ( Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogallagama will today contact his counterpart in Canada to brief him on Sri Lanka's stand to refuse entry to Canadian Liberal Party member Bob Rae, Foreign Ministry disclosed this morning.

Rae was briefly detained at the Colombo Airport Katunayake yesterday following information by intelligence authorities that the Canadian MP was a LTTE sympathiser.

Expelled Canadian MP who is also the former Ontario Premier is widely known as criticizing Sri Lankan Government over the War against LTTE as he says that there is a Genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka.

State intelligence authorities warned the Immigration authorities at the Airport and urged to detain the Canadian politician stating Rae's visit would be detrimental to the democratic interests of the island nation which had militarily defeated the LTTE.

Rae, accompanied by two ther Canadian High Commission officials was later put on another flight back to his country.

Bogollagama, according to Foreign Ministry sources would forward documentary evidence to prove that Rae has in the past made statements very supportive of the LTTE accused of killing nearly 100,000 civilians in a 30 year war.

- Asian Tribune -

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