Amnesty International lacks context on Sri Lanka

RE: "If there is to be peace, there must be justice," Aug. 10) The international community is well aware of the terrorism waged in Sri Lanka by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for nearly three decades. The USA, European Union, India and Canada have designated the LTTE as a terrorist group. Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, however, seemed to gloss over the context on Sri Lanka's fight against terrorism. It is important to point out that one cannot dismiss or ignore all the elements and details of the conflict that finally resulted in the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009.

Published: Wednesday, 08/24/2011 12:00 am EDT

RE: "If there is to be peace, there must be justice," Aug. 10) The international community is well aware of the terrorism waged in Sri Lanka by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for nearly three decades. The USA, European Union, India and Canada have designated the LTTE as a terrorist group. Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, however, seemed to gloss over the context on Sri Lanka's fight against terrorism. It is important to point out that one cannot dismiss or ignore all the elements and details of the conflict that finally resulted in the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009.

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