Sri Lanka rejects the reference to TamilGenocide Remembrance Day by the Canadian Prime Minister￼
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka categorically rejects the statement made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 23, 2023, regarding a Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. Sri Lanka asserts that Canada’s continuous reference to a false and distorted narrative of the past conflict in the country is merely a strategic move to gain local vote-bank electoral advantages, and it does not contribute to the broader goal of fostering communal harmony.
Sri Lanka calls upon Canada and its leaders to extend support towards the nation’s endeavors in ensuring stability, progress, peace, and reconciliation among all communities, both within Sri Lanka and among the Sri Lankan heritage communities residing overseas. The focus should be on working together to achieve unity and harmony, rather than perpetuating divisive narratives from the past.