Canada bowed to Tamil Terrorists
Due to pressure form pro-LTTE Tamil terrorists diaspora Canada refusing to accept retired Air Marshal Sumangala Dias as heads of Sri Lankan missions, the government has been forced to change plans.
Sri Lanka has named Dias as the new Ambassador to Italy after arbitrary tuned down of Sri Lanka’s move on the basis of unsubstantiated war crimes accusations.
Having served the country since 1984, Air Marshal Dias retired on Nov 02, 2020 as the SLAF’s 17th Commander.
The Canadian High Commission has declined to comment on the matter. Asked for clarification regarding Sri Lanka’s request and Canadian denial, the HC has said that ‘as it is subject to state-to-state confidentiality, we do not comment on the process.” The Communications Department of the Parliament on April 23 quoted Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake as having said that the Parliamentary High Posts Committee chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena approved Air Marshal Dias Sri Lanka’s envoys in Canada.
Sources said that Canada being a member of Sri Lanka Core Group which pro-LTTE Tamil terrorist at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) wasn’t likely to accept ex-Sri Lankan military officers on the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission there.
Authoritative sources said that there hadn’t been a single specific accusation against Dias.