28 November, 2020

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Patrick Brown Expresses Concern Over The Worsening Human Rights Situation In Sri Lanka

By Colombo Telegraph

Patrick Brown, the Member of Parliament for Barrie in Canada , expresses serious concern over the recent threats to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in Sri Lanka.

Patrick Brown

On November 28, the beating of a reporter in Jaffna, harassment by Government of Sri Lanka officials towards independent media outlets and searches of journalists without warrants all serve to stifle the freedom of the media. Brown is also greatly concerned over reports of attacks, continued harassment and detention of Jaffna University student leaders. He calls upon Sri Lankan authorities to exercise restraint, to respect peaceful demonstrations and to release the student leaders immediately.

“I first became engaged with the plight of the people in this region back in 2009 when the Sureshkumar family of Barrie shared their Sri Lankan experiences with me. These recent reports of escalating human rights abuse in Sri Lanka are certainly raising the level of concern across the International Community”, said Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie. “Militarization and authoritarian trends are not part of any real democracy,” he added.

“We are deeply concerned about the lack of reconciliation and the authoritarian trend we’ve seen in many government actions in recent months,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said last week.

Brown also urges Sri Lanka to remove the military from the Tamil populated area and leave the administration to civilian officials. Also, he said it is time for the International community to play a meaningful role to bring a speedy resolution to the Tamil Grievances in Sri Lanka.

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    ha ha ha… Patrick:

    We understand your pain, as you were refused visa to Sri Lanka three years ago… to save the Tamil terrorists!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHOU0y2sZIg

    Sri Lanka is not your backyard.

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      oi sinhala turdskin, “tamil terrorists”. i am afraid there have never been and never will be tamil terrorists. we have only tamil freedom fighters. terrorists are your lot. terrorists are sinhala hanumans.

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        Adey Rama,

        Stop hoodwinking innocent Tamils selling a daydream.

        Tamil terrorists were there, are there and will be there wearing disposable masks. But we know who they are, and ready anytime.

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    Dear Patrick,

    We Sri Lankans too are concerned by the iron grip Snow Tiger terrorists have on you.

    Free yourself first Patrick, from the LTTE Die-Ass-Pora in Canada.

    Sri Lankans too are concerned by our government’s disregard for human rights. In Jaffna and in Colombo.

    However, we make sure terrorists backers of the LTTE Die-Ass-Pora in Canada will not benifit by our struggle for a more just and a united Sri Lanka.

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    Concerned!!? What bullshit is this? The people of this country terrified of Rajapaksha terrorism and terrorists do not care a shit about your concerns! If you only can do something against this despot they will feel helped!

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    Don’t worry Pat! ;)

    Descendants of present day Sri Lankans will be known as

    Chinese button-eye toilet tissue. LOL!

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      Your heartfelt pain…due to the spectacular vaporization of the Tamil terrorists has become chronic. Consult a doctor asap.

      By the way, we are also making sure that a good number of future ‘Tamils’ in the north and east will also have ‘Sinhala’ roots!

      LOL!

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    But he forgot all about Israeli human right abuses and war crimes against Palestinians … Just another AIPAC puppet.

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