Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said that as Sri Lanka marks the 11th anniversary of the end of armed conflict, his thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones.
“This is a time to reflect on the 26 years of conflict, including the last phase of the war in Mullivaikal, and the lives that were lost, and to remember those who were injured, went missing, or were displaced from their homes and communities,” he said.
The Canadian Prime Minister said that over the past 11 years, he has met with many Canadians, who were personally affected by the war.
“Their stories of incalculable loss, tremendous adversity, and continued resilience are a solemn reminder of the need to continue working toward lasting peace and reconciliation. Learning from the past is crucial to building for the future. I reiterate the call for Sri Lanka to pursue a meaningful accountability process. Canada continues to offer its support to the Sri Lankan government and all those working toward justice, reconciliation and inclusion, all of which underpin long-term peace and prosperity in the country,” he said.
The Canadian Prime Minister said that Canada is made stronger by its diversity, and the many cultures and heritages that call the country home. (Colombo Gazette)