Date: 2007/07/16 @ 4:21 pm [GMT -5]
Sir Mark Holland,
I would like to thank you for speaking for the plight of Tamil people in Sri Lanka. I came to know that you have sent a letter to our honourable prime minister on the plight of Tamil people in Sri Lanka at Another MP Calling Canadian Prime Minister to open Consulate office in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
It is with great difficulty that Tamil people have to travel to Colombo to communicate with Canadian embassy. The distance between Colombo and Jaffna are roughly 300 KM yet it takes one whole day to travel. The land route is blocked by Sri Lankan Army [SLA] even though that is a violation of the Cease Fire Agreement. People line up early as one to two days before to get on board a ship. Now that a Tamil cannot temporarily stay in Colombo more than 48 hours, it is with great financial and safety burden the Tamil people have to communicate with Canadian Embassy. It would be a great ease on Tamil people, if a branch of Canadian Embassy is opened in Jaffna.
I thank you again for your voice for a crying ethnicity in Sri Lanka.
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2007/07/16 4:30 pm
From: [email protected] on
Date: 2007/07/16 4:33 pm
Thanks for your e-mail. I hope the Prime Minister does the right thing.
The situation is indeed very serious.
All the best,
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