Mr. Speaker, as you are well aware, there is an increasing and very disturbing conflict going on in Sri Lanka. These constituents, residents of Canada, are very concerned about that conflict.
The petitioners call upon the government to demand that the government of Sri Lanka immediately initiate a ceasefire. The petitioners also call upon the government to request that the United Nations negotiate a permanent cessation of hostilities and provide immediate humanitarian relief. The petitioners also demand that the government of Sri Lanka provide full and free access to the conflict zone by non-governmental organizations and international media.
I have four of these petitions, which I have the honour to present on behalf of these very concerned Canadians.