Prime Minister Trudeau photographed with former VP of group on Canada's terror list

TORONTO — A photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posing with Veluppillai Thangavelu, the former vice-president of a group on Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist organizations, has underscored the pitfalls of selfie politics. 541 more words


Dheepan ★★½

Sivadhasan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) is a survivor of the Sri Lankan Civil War. As a Tamil Tiger soldier, he is forced to move to a refugee camp where he acquires the passport of a deceased man, Dheepan, and takes on his name. 508 more words

Sri Lanka versus LTTE: A Lasting Victory

Written by Elena Pokalova.

Victories over insurgent and terrorist groups are hard to achieve and harder yet to maintain. In 2009 Sri Lanka declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). 1,091 more words


Mothers and Sons

Tomorrow morning, I shall bid my seventeen-year-old son farewell as he travels to another city to begin his undergraduate studies. These past weeks, as friends have learnt of his move, many have peered me and asked, ‘How are you doing?’ 343 more words

Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Another day, another unchecked to-do list. The weekend has flown past, yet again. I have not had the chance to sit down and relax, especially with the headache that has been following me around since Friday. 359 more words

Corbyn and the Tamil Tigers

A shorter version of this article appeared in Ceylon Today on Thursday September 1 2016.That  article was written for a Sri Lankan audience which did not need to have the awfulness of the Tamil Tigers explained to them. 2,839 more words

Ceylon Today

Suspected Tamil Tiger says she shouldn't be deported because she lied about serving with terror group

TORONTO — A Toronto woman ordered out of Canada for being a self-declared member of a terrorist group argues the only evidence against her is her own past claims, which she says are not credible. 803 more words