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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, March 1, 2015
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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