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Canada’s Rathika, MP Or Terrorist?

By Camelia Nathaniel

A young Canadian politician is under investigation for her links to separatist politicians, criminals and terrorists in India and Sri Lanka. Arriving as a tourist, Rathika Sitsabaiesan met with separatist politicians, criminals and terrorists in Tamil Nadu and northern Sri Lanka. Rathika met with LTTE patrons in Tamil Nadu who supported Velupillai Prabhakaran’s three decade long campaign of terror.

Since the defeat of the LTTE, to revive violence in Sri Lanka, the LTTE remnant leaders in the West are linking with Tamil Nadu separatist leaders. Rathika visited Tamil Nadu to meet the LTTE patrons there. Due to a Canadian and US travel ban, these separatist leaders can no longer visit the West. There are some restrictions on leaders of LTTE fronts travelling to India as well. For supporting the revival of the LTTE, Global Tamil Forum (GTF) President Fr. S.J. Emmanuel was deported from Chennai, India on October 11, 2011. Both GTF and its Canadian wing, the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), are designated as terrorist entities. Fr. Emmanuel is the ideological mentor of Rathika and David Poopalapillai, the National spokesperson of CTC, is her patron.

Traditionally, Tamil Nadu has been a safe haven for the LTTE to conduct the unlawful killings, maiming and injuring of civilians and security forces personnelin Sri Lanka. The LTTE covertly supported the secessionist movement in Tamil Nadu providing funds, training, arms,ammunitionand explosives. Realizing the threat to India, especially to Tamil Nadu, the Indian government has renewed the proscription of the LTTE. However, to legitimize the LTTE, the separatist leaders in Tamil Nadu seek its delisting.

Tamil Nadu politicians are the epitome of the political-criminal-terrorism nexus. Tamil Nadu separatist leaders receive donations from LTTE branches and fronts not only to aggressively agitate and voice opinions in Tamil Nadu against Sri Lanka, but also to provide a safe haven for the regrouping of the LTTE. With Seeman on skype, RaghavanParamsothi, Conservative candidate for Scarborough South-West in 2011 did a fundraising live show for Naam Thamilar on TVI, the LTTE-owned television station.

Rathika, Thirumavalvan and Thirumavalvan with Prabhakaran

A new Democratic parliamentarian Rathika has been featured with Tamil Nadu’s corrupt and extremist leaders who receive LTTE funds raised through bank, credit card and cheque fraud, drug trafficking, human smuggling and other forms of criminal enterprise.

(1) PazhaNedumaran supported LTTE’s brutal campaign of terror and met with Prabhakaran both in Sri Lanka and India.In Tamil Nadu, Nedumaran provided his farm for the LTTE to conduct training. Nedumaran formed ‘Save 26 Tamils Committee’, with 80 LTTE and LTTE support organisations to fight for the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. After he took the case of the 13 Indian Tamils and 13 Sri Lankan Tamils sentenced to death by the Poonamalle TADA Special Court to the Supreme Court, they released 19 of the 26, and reduced the death sentence of three to life sentence.
In 1993, when the Indian Navy intercepted the LTTE arms ship, SathasivamKrishnakumar, the head of the LTTE international secretariatwho was on board, committed suicide. Nedumaran took up the case of the 9 sailors arrested by India to the Supreme Court and helped their acquittal.
Founder of Ulaka Tamil Peravai(World Tamil Confederation), Nedumaran is also the President of Tamils National Movement & Tamil Eelam Liberation Supporters Co-ordination Committee. Funded by the LTTE, he continues to support LTTE’s revival in Sri Lanka.
Despite Nedumaran’sarrest under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) by India, he supports the return of terrorism to Sri Lanka. In April 2012, he said that his book ‘Pirapaharan – TamizharEzhuchchiyinVadivam’ (Pirapaharan – The Embodiment of Tamils’ Struggle) is a guide to the revival of the ‘armed struggle.’
(2) V.GopalsamyaliasVaiko, supported the LTTE his entire life and still advocates the return of the LTTE. Photos of Vaiko in LTTE uniform visiting Prabhakaran in the Wanni jungles were recovered by the Sri Lankan military. Vaiko was arrested several times on terrorism related charges.The first member of Parliament and chief of a registered political party in India to be detained under the POTA, Vaiko spent 18 months in prison. Having partnered with BJP, the MarumalarchiDravidaMunnetraKazhagam founded by Vaiko said in its manifesto of March 2014 that they will lift the ban on the LTTE.
(3) SenthamilanSeemanalias Sebastian Simon supported the LTTE. In addition to meeting with Prabhakaran, he conducted training in filmmaking for LTTE cadres in the Wanni. To avenge Prabhakaran’s death, Seeman created ‘NaamThamizharIyakkam’ in May 2009 renamed ‘NaamThamizharKatchi’ (WeTamil Movement) in May 2010. Its twin agenda is to free ‘Tamils’ motherland’ called ‘Tamil Eelam’ from Sri Lanka and only Tamils should rule Tamil Nadu. He was imprisoned twice by the Tamil Nadu government, once for five months in Vellore prison for embracing the Tiger symbol, supporting LTTE and for saying Prabhakaran was the Tamils’ leader.

Rathika and Nedumaran

Although Seeman promised to marry the widow of LTTE leader Muthukumaru Soundarakrishnanalias Lt.Col Anbumanialias Alex, he abandoned her for Kayalvizhi, daughter of a Tamil Nadu politician.To address the LTTE Heroes Day glorifying the dead terrorists especially the suicide bombers, Seeman entered Canada on a visa issued by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi in November 2009.

It was his second visit to Canada to give a boost to the LTTE support base after having suffered a huge defeat in their homeland. When amidst Tiger flags, Seeman exhorted Canadian Tamil youth to take up arms on Prabhakaran’s birthday celebrations, he was arrested, handcuffed, and deported by the Canadian Border Security Agency and Peel Police.

In a media interview with Times of India, Seeman regretted that freedom of speech was denied to him “in a liberal country where civil rights and freedom of expression were of paramount importance.” Unwilling to give up, Seeman strategized re-infiltration of Canadian Tamil society opening a LTTE Canada funded NaamThamizhar branch in Toronto. Although Seeman was denied entry to Canada, LTTE activists in Canada such as RaghavanParamsothyalias Gavin Skype interviewed Seeman on TVI in 2010 to raise money for LTTE activities in Tamil Nadu.

As Chief Coordinator of the organisation, Seeman organized a 9-day ‘ThamizharEzhuchiVaaram’ (Tamil resurgence week) culminating in LTTE heroes day celebrations on November 27, 2011.Together with CTC and other LTTE fronts in Canada, Seeman appeared at the 22nd UNHRC sessions in Geneva in March 2013 masquerading as a ‘human rights activist.’

(4)TholThirumavalavan supported the LTTE. A staunch critic of Hindu nationalism and, in particular, Hindutva, Thirumavalavan is President of the ViduthalaiChiruthaigalKatchi (Liberation Panthers Party), a political party in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
Since Thirumavalvan met with Prabhakaran, he has constantly campaigned against New Delhi for lifting the ban on the LTTE. Carrying pocket size photos of Prabhakaran, his activists recite: “Tamils need a separate country in this world and that is Eelam.” In February 2011, Thirumavalavan was deported from Sri Lanka to India when he attempted to enter Sri Lanka to attend the funeral of the terrorist leader’s mother ParvathyPillai.

A master of propaganda, Thirumavalvan authored ‘EelamEnralPuligal, PuligalEnralEelam’ (Eelam means Tigers, Tigers means Eelam). Kumudam Reporter, a Tamil weekly magazine dated 09 November, 2008, reported Thirumavalavan saying, “…AIDMK Chief Jayalalitha has an anti-LTTE & anti-Eelam Tamil view.

She is unable to tolerate Prabhakaran’s rise as a world leader. She says that she opposes LTTE by putting in front ‘Rajiv’s murder’ matter… I cannot change my pro-LTTE mentality at any point of time. In fact, I only grumble that I am unable to take up arms and fight for the LTTE and hence absolutely I do not have any fear of getting arrested for supporting the LTTE….”

After the LTTE killed 1,555 Indian peacekeepers in Sri Lanka and assassinated Rajiv Gandhi, the Indian government has kept a sharp eye on LTTE resurgence in Tamil Nadu. After the defeat of the LTTE, Tamil Nadu has re-emerged as a support base of the LTTE. With funding from Canada, the largest financial support base of the LTTE, Tamil Nadu witnessed the emergence of propaganda cells, training opportunities, and sporadic attacks on the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission, the Buddhist temple, and pilgrims including Buddhist monks. These Tamil Nadu leaders, corrupt and extremist, shape Tamil expatriate perceptions. With no counter propaganda platform in Tamil, the Sri Lankan government has failed to counter the lies they are spreading.

Even more seriously, the recently disrupted LTTE network in Sri Lanka was blessed by leaders and hosted by supporters and members of the Tamil Nadu separatist groups. Tamil Nadu Q Branch arrested a dozen LTTE cadres hosted by Seeman’s Naam Tamilar Iyakkam and other groups including a cell manufacturing IEDs. Hence Rathika’s visit from Canada to meet with the most notorious Tamil Nadu separatist leaders generated significant concern among the state and central government security and intelligence services.
With family origins in Mathanai, Jaffna, Rathika arrived in Canada when she was five years. The youngest of four sisters, Rathika’s early views were shaped by the permissive LTTE environment in Mississauga, west of Toronto.

The LTTE propaganda was so pervasive that it penetrated and influenced the lives of many Canadian Sri Lankans to think racially as Tamils. Indoctrinated from a very young age, Rathika performed a Sea Tiger dance. In addition to piracy, Sea Tigers, including its suicide wing attacked commercial and Navy ships. Rathika’s dance teacher NirothiniPararajasingam from Scarborough Toronto is a common face at LTTE propaganda and fundraising events.

With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Master in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, Rathika worked for the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the University of Toronto Students’ Union. Rathika was unable to secure a suitable job. After a failed marriage, Rathika joined a trade union-type party, NDP. At an NDP event, Rathika delivered a speech where David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) was present. Close to the LTTE chief in Canada, Manickavasagam Suresh, Poopalapillai, is described by a LTTE leader in Canada as an‘LTTE stalwart.’

Hailing from Batticaloa, Suresh, Poopalapillai originated from a family of terrorist leaders. After serving in the high security Boosa prison for his involvement in terrorism, Poopalapillai relocated to Germany and then to Canada. After infiltrating the CTC, Poopalapillai advanced LTTE interests through CTC.

The LTTE flag appeared in her facebook account, a message that she was an LTTE supporter.NDP member Sam Sivadasan from CTC proposed to NDP that Rathika run for the Rouge River riding. A real estate broker, Sam Sivadasan is also host of Velichcham, a TVI show. Rathika, 29, was elected as the first Canadian MP of Tamil heritage in the Federal Elections of 2011.She was elected in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River with 18,856 votes and an overall 40.5% support.

Celebrating her election, Piragal Thiru, a CTC director said to the Globe and Mail’s Karim Bardeesy that they thought Rathika was an ideal candidate and said if they had a voice, it would be different.

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), with the support of Rathika managed to gain access to Parliament Hill and influence a group of Canadian parliamentarians.

They screened ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ on June 14, 2011 where an LTTE cadre Tamil Vany masquerade as an independent commentator mischaracterizing the events in the final phase of the conflict.

In addition to Rathika, two CTC office bearers Juanita Nathan and David Poopalapillai give a distorted picture of the developments in Sri Lanka.

The CTC also organized a sequelat the Parliamentary Press Gallery on April 24th, 2012, where they screen ‘War Crimes Unpunished’.
Rathika played an important role in New Democrat efforts to persuade the Conservative government to boycott a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Sri Lanka in November2013.

Canada should develop a comprehensive code of conduct for its existing and aspiring political leaders.
Although attempts to establish a code of conduct for members of parliament and senators began in 1973 with the government’s green paper on “Members of Parliament and Conflict of Interest”, Ottawa has failed to prevent its leaders actively and tacitly empowering terrorist and extremist groups.

For example, Rathika’s visit was organized by a LTTE front ‘NaamThamizharKatchi’ whose leader Seeman was deported from Canada. In addition to meeting with Seeman, Rathika expressed public support for him and his organization at a media conference in Toronto, Canada.

When LTTE fronts CTC and NCCT were proscribed under UNHCR 1373, Rathika lobbied her own party to issue a statement on April 14, 2014 stating “The recent decision by the Sri Lankan government to ban numerous international civil society organizations is unacceptable and must be immediately reversed,” said NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre). Is Rathika presenting terrorist supporters as human rights activists? In addition to tweeting: “Paul Dewar and I have written to Hon. John Braid to respond to the Sri Lanka government’s attack on civil society”, Rathika wrote on April 28, 2014: “The ban will prevent these Canadian organizations from supporting and communicating with other organizations in Sri Lanka, disrupting and impeding the important work of human rights defenders on the ground.

The ban may also hinder the ability of these Canadian groups to fundraise and partner with other organizations in Canada. As the ban also identifies specific individuals including Canadians, we are concerned about the impact it may have on the privacy and freedom of Canadian citizens.” Rathika’s reference is to CTC, NCCT, and TGTE where its officials engaged in terrorist propaganda, financing and arms procurement.

Most mainstream Tamils are disappointed with Rathika. With her track record of canvassing for terrorists and terrorist supporters, it is unlikely that her constituents will vote for her again.

Having only contributed to furthering the LTTE ideology of hatred, senior Tamils question what rights and values Rathika has to speak about human rights. “Has Rathika ever spoken about the human rights violated by Prabhakaran, the LTTE, and its fronts she is misrepresenting and representing today?” asked a Tamil community leader.

Due to constituency and electoral pressure, Canadian political parties and leaders may not have acted in the best interest of Canada. A Wikileak revealed the truth that “Canada banned the LTTE but not the Tiger fronts.”

It is ironic but true that a nominee of CTC, a terrorist front, is a serving parliamentarian in Canada. It is also true that Rathika cannot now dismount the Tiger. Is the Tiger controlling her? Very likely considering the series of high profile LTTE events she has attended and intensity of activities she has engaged at the request of the LTTE. In addition to attending the LTTE commemoration of the dead, glorifying terrorists on November 27, 2013, where she was photographed praying for the terrorists, Rathika travelled to Tamil Nadu and met with LTTE’s most notorious Tamil Nadu supporters. On Canadian soil, Rathika supported TGTE, NCCT and CTC and since designation on March 20, 2014 campaign at the highest level of the Canadian government to delist the terrorist fronts.

Misrepresenting the terrorist fronts as a part of the ‘international civil society’, Rathika wrote to Canada’s foreign minister John Braid: “Canada must take concerted actions to pressure the Government of Sri Lanka to immediately reverse its assault on international civil society.”

Is Rathika also obstructing investigation of both terrorist entities and persons located in Canada? Is Rathika compromising Canadian security by protecting LTTE leaders and their fronts in Canada? Should Braid refer Rathika to Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, to read the Canadian law mandating severe penalties for persons and organizations that deal in the property or finances of a listed entity?

Furthermore, is it not a crime to knowingly participate in, or contribute to, any activity of a listed entity for the purpose of enhancing the ability of the entity to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity? Do Rathika’s actions meet the legal threshold set out in the Criminal Code of Canada to launch an investigation? Are there reasonable grounds to believe that Rathika Sitsabaiesan knowingly participated in or facilitated a terrorist support activity or is knowingly acting on behalf of, at the direction of, or in association with, terrorist entities and persons?
Wake up, Canada!

47 Comments for “Canada’s Rathika, MP Or Terrorist?”

  1. In the mind of the Sinhala politicians all the Tamils are either terrorists or work against the Srilankan government. Rathika too has fallen to this category. Rathika is a very smart young Canadian MP. she has no terrorists involvement and she is democratically elected to serve the Canadian people. Sunday Leader during Lasantha’s time check each and every report very carefully before they publish any article. Sadly today Sunday Leader publish article which are not checked carefully before go to print. I can safely tell that the report about Rathika in this column is not at all true.

    • Ravi

      Response To Whoever “True Sri Lankan”……

      There are two kids of Tamils in Sri Lanka. One group is asking everything under the sun including a separate country for 6% of the Sri Lankan Population. All they care about is WHAT CAN I GET FROM SRI LANKA (a country with limited resources) ???? Nothing what they can give it to Sri Lanka. Some of them choose to support terrorism and try to paint a bad picture of SL.

      The other group of Tamils, has chosen Sri Lanka as their country and try to live with other communities; work hard to develop the country and are proud whatever good happens to SL. When Sri Lanka prosper, we all prosper. I don’t have to paint a bad picture to be an “economic refugee” in Canada or any European Country.

      Remember what JFK said….Ask what you can do for the country not what the country can do for you…..

    • Gon

      How do you know “True Sri Lankan” . Are you a close associate of Rathika? Then only you can say definitely whether she has no terrorist involvement. You tell Sunday Leader to check carefully. Do you have something to present to the editor to check that she is a good democratic person?

    • Lanka

      You say that Rhathika is democratically elected to serve the Canadian people!
      What Canadian people is she serving gadding about in India ans Sri Lanka. Tell this foreign women to mind her own business and let Sri Lankans enjoy the peace and prosperity they enjoy after 20/30 years of LTTE (Tamil) terrorism.
      She should be lucky that she escaped to Canada without getting abducted by LTTE murderers and ending up at Nandikadal because of the goon Prabhakaran!

  2. SAM Jayasinghe

    Poor Journalism , No need to know about her personal life.

  3. raj

    anyone who stands up for the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka is considered by Singhalese Sri Lankan government and its goolies. Therefore, anyone who stands up for the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka should expect them to be labelled as terrorists by using different starategies.

  4. raj

    in Sri Lanka, the persons who burned the Jaffna Library or persons who sheelled on innocent Tamils’s shelter or hospital are not considered as terrorists or war criminals according to the Sri Lankan constitutions.

    • Gon

      Raj, have you forgotten persons bombed innocent people for 30 years? Are they terrorists or war criminals or “Freedom Fighters”.?

    • ruwan kotuwelle

      what is the point is talking an isolated incident of burning a building? Is that a reason for the Tamils to burn the relationship of Tamils and Sinhalese forever. Anybody keeping connections with a murderer is considered abetting. People keeping connections with terrorists should be treated the same way.

    • Lanka

      The Jaffna library has been re-built not by Tamils but Sri Lankans and the GoSL..What about the 20/30 years of rabid suicide bombing by LTTE murderers of the innocent millions of Sri Lankans! Thank god that the main maniacs are at the bottom of Nandikadal. The only ones left are the LTTE supporting Tamil rump abroad who supplied them the funds. These are the war criminals!

  5. Martin Thomas

    Talking to freedom fighters or people who were showing sympathy towards their movement and their long struggle to win freedom for the oppressed people does not make them a terrorist. If so I think all those people represented GOSL during the peace talk are all so could be charged for meeting and talking to the so called terrorist.. Vicko and other Indian leaders who are strong supporters of LTTE leader and his struggle to win freedom for the Tamils in Sri Lanka have even met President Obama in America, Did they arrest him and charged him for having links with LTTE or supporting the Tamil’s struggle to be independent. Rathika is not a terrorist. She lives in a free country which cherish the freedom of expression and movement. She as a politician in Canada has the right to meet and speak to anybody whom she would like to talk. She was not advocating people here in Canada to take up arms and fight against the Sri Lankan government or giving training and money to do any terrorist movements in another country therefore, nobody can touch her. Keep that in mind CANADA is not SriLanka.

    • jay

      so how come your masters made Palestinian terrorists in their own country

    • kamal

      freedom fighters – when explode themselves with 100 others using suicide jackets like your friends or al qaeda or any other group (a.k.a. freedom fighters in your dictionary) – are called terrorists in the civilized world. anyone who supports them are terror supporters. period.

    • Swisslion

      Well, then she must do politics for canadian people in Canada, not for a bunch of tamils, which never will integrate into candian society, to gain their utopic Tamil Eelam. Just hiding behind a democratic label, does not mean she cares about the canadian people, no she cares for candian tamils, which are looking for a future state.

    • Dave

      yes but then an organisation killing babies by smashing to coconut trees and cut the belly of pregnant mothers , who are them, saint…

      Martin thomas, if you dont want to Sri Lanka, just leave, then you can have freedom you want.

      Sri Lanka is for peaceful Sinhalese Tamils and Muslims.. not for terrorists. Prabakharan had dead like Dog because of crimes what he had done. Rathika is just a puppet of Terrorists. God will punish her and all the terrorist who she innocent blood in Sri Lanka . we all see in near future. (perhaps including you)

    • Lanka

      Martin ask Vaiko to get Eelam for the 60 million odd Tamils in Tamil Nadu and if possible take the Tamils in Sri Lanka who do not want to be Sri Lankans.
      Rathika is a Canadian as such she has nothing to do messing with internal affairs of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans. s. You better look after Canadian constituents but stop interfering in Sri Lankan affairs. GROB to Rhathikas and foreigners like Rhathika.

    • Kishore

      How very true “Canada is not Sri lanka” .But be adviced and take note all you Canadians to be born, “CANADA IS THE TAMIL EELAM IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE:”May god and the next Generations of Canadians forgive you Martin Thomas for your gross Stupidity and Ignorance (if you are a WHITE CANADIAN)
      Rememeber Martin Thomas ,when you sleep with dogs you wake up with Flease.Good luck to you so long the cash flows.

  6. Richard Kaz

    Under investigation by who??

    • Siva

      This article and style of wring apper to be by a popular Tamil journalist in Canada who has a grudge against LTTE meeting politicians of either side is to get information and Rathka has right to it and decide

  7. Max

    She thinks, She is in Sri Lanka and can get away with this currupt behaviour.

  8. alisten-Sydney

    Well done Mr, You have been paid for the job to write against the tamils, one way it is good that world know about so called Singala Srilanaka. Write about Karuna, KP and Dogulas please, know terrosit and siting under Raja Paksawa government. Are writing on behalf leader or paid by government to pay. As a writer you cannt say
    ” Wake up, Canda” when Srilanaka had resolution in UN against human rights.

  9. Rathika is the voice of the Tamils seeking their legitimate rights.
    Painting a genuine struggle with the “Terrorism brush” will not wash now
    All that is in the past.
    Is it not a crime to publish such inuandos ,ifs and buts in a reputable paper ?

  10. kumaraya

    But as far as the Canadian politicians are concerned, its the Tamil vote!! Man, you are wasting time. Even if they conduct terrorism in Canada, they will yet stand by their voters!!!

  11. Nushad

    By the wal that guy tholthirumalavalan came to Sri Lanka in 2009 as government invitee (after war)’. Didn’t our def secretary know he was a terrorist ?

  12. Tilak Ratnasekera

    Canada and it’s Govt must be ashamed of Members who represent terrorist
    groups and encourage violence on it’s soil.You can bet your last dollar thatt USA will not tolerate her. Terrorist sympathisers and those who actively advocate
    terrorism as a means to get power are not only shameful but also should not be tolerated in civil society even though they have been elected.

    • S Shivalingham

      what are sinhala terrorists doing in canada. piss off to sri lanka.

    • tomsam

      Mr.R you should be ashamed and ignorant to write above comment.
      We who live in USA and Canada could speak up against mass murders committed by so called democratic countries like stinking lanka,against it’s own citizens.
      When the concerned parties speak up and demand justice the sinking lankan leaders try to hood wink the civilized world under the guise of “terrorism”.
      Now the facts are out in public and satellite pictures of the mass murders of Eelam Tamils has been well documented.
      UNHRC resolution is the proof that the thugs/leaders WILL be brought to face justice soon.

  13. Obviously this piece of crap is written by DBS Jeyaraj. Poor Camelia Nathaniel’s copy and paste job may be worth the money Camelia is getting from the regime. Extremely ‘interesting’ garbage. Sunday Leader should be ashamed to publish these rotten unbelievable venom filled ‘stories’. The days of Lasantha and Sunday Leader has come to this low level of crappy journos and cheap journalism.
    Camelia , don’t do this shameful writing for money and become a laughing stock. Most of the people knows what’s going on in Lanka or even in Canada. Stop bullshitting ! No one will ever believe or respect you. To hell with your columns and journalism.

  14. Aravinth Sriskandarajah

    We are ashamed of Rathika. Please do not group all us Tamils together. Many of us DO NOT support her. It is well know that Rathika is pro-LTTE and very anti-Sri Lankan. What many people do not know is how racist Rathika is to non-Tamil Sri Lankans. When I met her during a community event and introduced myself and my friend (who is Sinhala) Rathika immediately began to hound her, intimidated her and make generally rude comments. How can an elected person act in this way? The heart of a true terrorist.

  15. Max

    The next thing she is going to ask for, part of Canada just for the Tamils.

  16. Rathika is both an MP and a Terrorist ( according to Sinhala Dictionary) standing up for the right of fellow Tamils just like Menachem Begin who fought the British and later became Prime Minister of Israel. What is the problem.

  17. gamarala

    Canada supports multiculturalism and encourages immigrants to voice opinions on why they emigrated,as long as they observe the law.
    Canadian politicians cannot be ‘brainwashed’.They verify information from immigrant groups from diplomatic and other sources.
    They now know the truth of the ongoing repression of tamils in sri lanka.

  18. kirthi

    Yet another poisonous piece by this purported author. I ask again, who is Camelia Nathaniel? Rathika is not under investigation anywhere that matters.. The Leader is turning into a bad joke

  19. Concerned Citizen

    Very well researched and verifiable report on Rathika’s connections with Tamil terrorists. Those supporting the LTTE terrorists will blindly reject this report as they have always done with similar reports not favourable to LTTE activists. This report wont go well with the blind supporters of Tamil separatism and I hope the author of this article is brave enough to withstand a barrage of abuse by the very people and their supporters who committed heinous crimes against Sri Lankan civilians through their terror machine the LTTE. Though the reaction of terrorist supporters is understandable, it is strange why Canadian leaders are allowing their country to be used as a vehicle for global terrorism. Have they been compromised by the LTTE terrorists and afraid to take action? Will these terrorists and separatists, who tried to create a Tamil state in India by first carving out a region in Sri Lanka, now take direct action within India, using Canadian soil? So far India has been quite alert though not tough enough on the many activists within India.

  20. Chaminda Tilakumara

    Given Rathika’s support for LTTE terrorists and their front organisatioms, she should not have been allowed to set foot on Sri Lankan soil a few months back.

  21. Ramarajan

    it’s a sad state of affairs that Radhika had no other important politicians to meet in India than some of these bankrupt politicos who are even rejected by their own people. What good Radhika expected from these meetings? Tamil nadu politics is a refuge for bunch of crooks, and she is definitely not learning politics from this association.

  22. rajeva

    I once stood next to President Rajapakse…So Am I a War criminal…Please advice me

  23. S Shivalingham

    the fact of the matter is like me majority of tamils hate the sight of sinhala people. sinhala people are not humans. they are animals. in short they are primitive savages..camelia nathaniel, get a doctor to examine your thick head. ltte is not a terrorist organisation in the first place. they are freedom fighters. just because they killed sinhala people doesn’t make them terrorists. ruthless terrorists in the world are sinhala primitive savages. sinhala primitive savages are all perverts..they sexually abuse children. sinhala primitive army are notorious rapists and child molesters. sinhala ruthless terrorists have been killing tamil people since 1948. un investigation must begin now. gothapeea, makinda and the army savages are all war criminals.

  24. Gota the hero

    How about all the LTTE high command working for the government? Karuna, Pillayan, Daya master……………………..many more?

  25. raj

    Rathika Sitsabeshan should take legal action against those who accuse her that she has links to terrorists.

  26. raj

    only foolish Tamils can support for any type of violence in Sri Lank. This is 21st century so the standing up for the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka should be democratic and non-violence means.

  27. ms Rathika is a democrtic person in canada. she is a member of parliamentsrilanka is acommunal budhhist country,

  28. raj

    to understand the impact of war crimes, one should learn about Hitler’s crimes against humanity. Based on that he/she can compare current war criminals to the Hitler’s war criminals. There are many similarities.

    To understand, one should look at Islamic terrorist around the world

  29. raj

    Tamils should stand up against any violence in and outside Sri Lanka in order to win their rights

  30. sena

    This story is for the celebration of the ARMY victory which is now being questioned by the world at large

  31. Joe Lad

    The title affords an answer without even reading the content in its entirety.
    First of all ‘terrorists’ has no internationally agreed definition just as one man’s poison is another’s food. Menachi Begin of Israel and Nelson Mandela of South Africa branded ‘terrorists’ became leaders of their respective countries.
    Secondly, to quote MR; during the press conference at CHOGM 2013, ‘People living in glass houses should not throw stones’. There are ministers in the SL cabinet who have been one time branded as terrorists until they switched to govt. side.
    Thirdly if there were ‘terrorists’ ;especially amongst the Tamils, they were the makings of ‘state-terrorism’ described by Paul Seighart’s publication, Sri Lanka: A mounting Tragedy of Errors as follows;
    “Communal riots in which Tamils are killed, maimed, robbed and rendered homeless are no longer isolated episodes; they are beginning to become a pernicious habit……One of the most striking features of the episodes of communal violence, for instance has been the lack of retaliation by Tamils against the Sinhalese in their midst, with the result that virtually all the victims on each of these occasions have been Tamils’

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