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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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