Terrorists found safe haven in Canada: Sri Lankan foreign ministertext_fields
New York: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on Monday said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made ‘outrageous allegations without any proof’ against India, news agency ANI reported.
Ali Sabry was responding to the escalating diplomatic row between India and Canada triggered after Trudeau had accused India of involvement in the murder of a Khalistan terrorist in the nation.
Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a gurdwara in Surrey on June 18.
India was quick to respond to Trudeau’s allegations saying they were "absurd and motivated".
Without mincing words, the Sri Lankan minister said that terrorists have found a safe haven in Canada.
‘Some of the terrorists have found safe haven in Canada. The Canadian PM has this way of just coming out with some outrageous allegations without any supporting proof. The same thing they did for Sri Lanka, a terrible, total lie about saying that Sri Lanka had a genocide. Everybody knows there was no genocide in our country,’ he was quoted as saying.
Ali Sabry questioned Trudeau for honoruing the 98-year-old former Nazi soldier Ukrainian Yaroslav Hunka in Canada's parliament the other day.
‘I saw yesterday he had gone and given a rousing welcome to somebody who has associated with the Nazis in the past during the Second World War.’ Ali Sabry was quoted as saying.
Last Friday, Yaroslav Hunka, who had served the Ukrainian SS division of "Galicia" during World War II, was honoured by the Speaker of Canada's House of Commons during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech in the parliament.
During his exclusive talk to ANI, Sabry said how Trudeau's "genocide" comment had affected Sri Lanka-Canada relations.
Sabry made it clear that the Canadian Prime Minister’s genocide comment affected the relations between both the countries, adding that the country’s Ministry of Global Affairs said that Sri Lanka had not gone through a genocide.
The Sri Lankan minister advised Justin Trudeau not to poke his nose into other countries and how they should govern.