Ontario court dismisses Sri Lanka’s case against Tamil Genocide Education Week Act

Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Canada dismissed a motion filed by pro Sri Lankan government groups challenging the Tamil Genocide Education Week Act this week.


The motion was filed by the Sri Lankan Canadian Action Coalition and other groups with support of Sri Lankan embassy in Canada.


Delivering the verdict, Justice Akbarali said Ontario was permitted to recognise a Tamil genocide for the purpose of legislating with respect to educational initiatives related to it or indeed for commemorating it. This was no different than provincial legislation that recognised and commemorated the Holocaust or the provincial education policy of focusing on international aspects of world wars or any other international conflicts, they said.

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