Conservative Govt. takes lead on Srilanka issue,holds Round Table
Sept. 11th 2009
A round table was held at Minister's Regional Office in Toronto today, Canada where Sri Lanka's present situation was discussed.Round table was attended by Canada's Multiculturism,Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, Minister of International Cooperation, Hon. Bev Oda,
Minister of state for foreign affairs (Americas) Peter Kent, Paul Calandra MP,Chuck Konkel Candidate of Record,Roger Nair film-maker & Chairman of South Asians for Human Rights Association along with various Community leaders.
The present situation in Sri Lanka was discussed and suggestions for Canada's Role in the region were taken by the Canadian Government Ministers.
Talking to reporters, Roger Nair commented on the outcome of the round table; "This is an imperative, that discussions like these continue on and I am confidant and hopeful that Canada can take lead in bringing peace in that region by building bridges between the factions that had had bad blood in the past." A sentiment mirrored by the actions of Canadian Government who had three ministers attending the Round Table.