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Why does Canada allow LTTE to operate broadcasting centres..

[b]Why does Canada allow LTTE to operate broadcasting centres and raise funds in Canada? – Anandasangaree[/b]

From our Correspondent in Toronto

[b] Toronto, 12 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a surprise move at a multi-faith meeting held in Toronto, Canada to commemorate the life of late Lakshman Kadirgamar, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree turned to John McKay, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and asked bluntly as to why Canada allows terrorist organizations such as the LTTE to operate broadcasting centres for propaganda and fundraising.

The meeting was organized by the Sri Lankan United National Association of Canada. Among the dignitaries who participated were Bob Rae, Former Premier of Ontario and President of the International Forum of Federations and John McKay, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Mahinda Gunasekera presided.

Earlier, John McKay, MP for Scarborough-Rouge River, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, said that he understood the difficulties facing Sri Lanka in her search for a peaceful solution. He said that Canada was involved through Bob Rae and Prof. David Cameron who have devoted a great deal of effort and time in helping the parties to understand complex issues and seek out ways of bringing unity and peace to Sri Lanka. But he too would ask the same question as Bob Rae: is it possible to discuss peace when one party resorts to political assassinations to advance their cause? It is the considered view of many that neither side could win through war. Even if it leads to another round of war, the parties have to in the end negotiate an acceptable solution. Canada wants peace to be established in Sri Lanka, and will continue to help the country achieve that goal.

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