Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada ravaged by war in homeland

AFP – A portrait of Brigadier Balraj, special commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, adorns the …

TORONTO (AFP) – The picture of a fallen top commander of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels is neatly plastered on the wall of a shopping center.

Not far away, a food outlet peddles a crispy savory pancake, "dosa," named after Tamil Eelam, the independent state aspired by the Tigers.

No, you are not in the stronghold of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in northern Sri Lanka but in Scarborough, the eastern part of Toronto.

This largest Canadian city is home to about 250,000 ethnic Tamils who left Sri Lanka for Canada to escape the country's 25-year civil war. Full Text