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More progress needs to be done in Sri Lanka – Toronto Mayor

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Published: 14:23 GMT, Mar 19, 2017 |
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More progress needs to be seen on issues affecting the Tamils following the end of the war, the visiting Toronto Mayor John Tory said.

The Mayor, who visited the North over the weekend, said that some of the issues which need to be addressed are the issues surrounding the missing and land.

John Tory expressed these views after having talks with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The Toronto Mayor said that while there has been progress on a lot of issues, much more remains to be done.

He said that on his return to Canada he will brief the people of Toronto and Canada on what he has seen and heard during his Sri Lanka visit.

Wigneswaran said that most officials who visit Sri Lanka have talks only with the Government but John Tory met the people in the North and got the true picture of what they are facing.

“John Tory can now go back and tell the people in Canada this is what I saw,” Wigneswaran said.

Speaking to reporters later, Wigneswaran said that the Toronto Mayor also commemorated the victims of May 18, 2009 during his visit.

The Toronto Mayor also signed multiple agreements with Wigneswaran on assistance to be provided to the North.