Comment pages editor Martin Regg Cohn made the following powerful statement:
And while Torontonians on either side of the Middle East conflict rage or reflect on events in Gaza ? with sit-ins and street protests and letter writers at full bore ? the world's largest ?migr? community of Sri Lankan Tamils is wondering why it barely rates a mention in the Canadian media. For David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress, the disparity is inexplicable.
"Please write about us," he implored after phoning twice last week, even though he knows we disagree about the notorious Tamil Tigers. "No one is writing about the Tamils, and you've been there many times."